Friday, April 27, 2012

Finial process

Got them all done today.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Vine Trellis Finial

Got one done today, I'm hoping to get two more done tonight. I love taking a block of wood and tuning it into something cool My first attempt blew apart on the lathe luckily I had enough stock glued up to make another blank. I hope I don't have anymore unforeseen disasters.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Vine Trellis

Well, yet another side road has been taken that has taken me away from the writing desks.
I'm now making trellis style garden planters for our yard so we can plant peas.
I hope to get them done this week and then get back to the desks.

Please don't judge me by the shape of my shop, It's got I think four projects in differing stages of completion sitting around not to mention the off cuts that for some reason haven't found their way to the trash.
And just think, I cleaned only three days ago.

Have a nice night.

Friday, April 13, 2012


I have this really nice standard block plane but haven't really used it much until I started these writing desks. Yesterday I was doing some test cuts with it and found a hidden nail just under the surface, now I've got a nice gouge in the sole of my plane and a lovely chip in my blade.
I hope that I can stop being so stupid.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Bed legs

I was trying to get started on the legs for the writing desks when my wife came in and asked if I could make some legs to attach to an old day bed mattress platform we've been holding onto. Evidently she has been trying to get me to do this for a very long time and I finally got the idea of what she wanted done.
The plan is to make a real bed for our son one of these days, but for now this will work to get him up off the floor.
These are made out of some old redwood posts that have been hanging around getting in the way, they had some nails, staples, and some BB's that I'm pretty sure I shot into them may years ago.
I think they will hold the bed up until I can get to the real bed for him.