Hey Ya’ll its been a few months. I have found a place to hang my hat, and I am getting paid to work wood. Here’s a few pictures of a couple of jobs that I and the boss. have worked on since March.
Above is an oak slab desk we have been commissioned to make.
Here is my pride and joy a cascade mesquite face grain dining counter. This thing was MASSIVE. It weighed in at 400 lbs before shipping. It ended up being shipped to Boston I think.
Here is proof of work for a decorating firm who has since dropped 4 (8’x32″)tables and 8 (8’x16″) benches. So we will be busy in the coming weeks to get this job done and the other jobs in various stages of completion.
In all of my free time. I decided to build “The Tool Chest” dimensions are roughly 24″x24″x36″. I opted to use “whatever” scraps I had in the garage and picking up pieces here and there from the shop (I am really going out of my way to make this chest from ONLY re-used,cycled,purposed materials, I am just hard-headed that way) . As you can see, I have the upper and lower skirts glued and screwed I also have sanded and filled voids with epoxy and wood putty for some of the areas on the plywood that was scarred. The lid is constructed and I am using 1″ pine from a 2 x10 I haven’t shot a photo of that yet but it’s ready as well. Weighs in at 25lbs. Is that OK? I used the Charles Hayward reference …making your own woodworking tools… book. Any who it will be solid after finishing the 2×10 into smaller boards (6) they are edge glued and pocket screwed. Hmm, the problem now is how do I attach hinges to plywood, not so good for end/edge screws (especially hinges holding a 25lb lid. That’s the quick and dirty and shiny spot light of it all see you soon.