Projects Coming Full Circle: Lazy Susan

Good morning folks! The Finish: It is well known throughout the woodworking world that sanding is the absolute worst process and many woodworkers get a project to this point then leave it set for months on end. I am no different; I cannot stand sanding due to the amount of monotonous work required. The standard … Continue reading Projects Coming Full Circle: Lazy Susan

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Projects Coming Full Circle: Circle

Good morning folks! The Circle: The panel was glued up and defects were protected; the only thing left to do was cut the Lazy Susan out. Options: Router with a jig, bandsaw with a jig, tablesaw with a jig, or coping saw. Obviously power tools were the only option (could you imagine cutting a 24in … Continue reading Projects Coming Full Circle: Circle

Projects Coming Full Circle: Keys

Good morning folks! The Keys: Remembering the background of the wood and the possibility of defects, I tried to place the planks in a way which would put cracks outside the usable arc. For the most part it worked out, except for the two shown. The chestnut (right) crack was a combination of a nail … Continue reading Projects Coming Full Circle: Keys

Projects Coming Full Circle: Glue Up

Good morning folks! The Glue Up: With the planks at final thickness and width it was time for the glue up. My assembly table, you might recognize as my Breakfast Nook Table from one of my previous projects. A quick note: My wife's grandmother gave us the most beautiful antique dining set when we moved … Continue reading Projects Coming Full Circle: Glue Up

Projects Coming Full Circle: Clean Up

Good morning folks! The Clean Up: Each new plank measured roughly 4 3/4" wide by 27" long. The thickness didn't take shape until I went to the planer. Before that though , I took my scrub plane to each board; starting with going diagonal with the grain at 45 degrees. By going diagonal with the … Continue reading Projects Coming Full Circle: Clean Up

Projects Coming Full Circle: Wood

Good morning folks! The Wood: As stated above, I wanted to use unique wood with some character that could be highlighted in the piece. My dad brought a ton on chestnut, red oak, and poplar which he harvested from old Kentucky tobacco barns. You can still smell the tobacco when planing the wood. There is … Continue reading Projects Coming Full Circle: Wood