Archive for June, 2010

Face shield

June 25, 2010

I was turning a bowl I had rough turned a month ago when it split.  One half hit my face shield while the other half hit the wall.  If I had only been wearing eye protection instead of a face shield I would have been hit hard in the jaw.

I think I like my $15.00 face shield.

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Noelle’s Dresser

June 5, 2010

I made this dresser for my daughter, Noelle.  The design is Lonnie Bird’s.

Making moldings was a first for me, and quite enjoyable.  Shop made moldings have a crispness that storebought moldings lack.

Noelle likes it.

The obligatory dovetail picture.  I used soft maple for the drawers, and some of it was curly.

The moldings are attached on dovetail keys.  This gives strength and allows for expansion and contraction with the seasons. 

Lots of dovetails in this project.  This dresser is a dovetailer’s fantasy.

The back is shiplapped sweet gum; my first time using gum.  I bought it green and dried it for almost a year.

All the wood for this dresser came from the same tree, so the glueup on the side panels came out great.

MVP award goes to this tenon saw.  My LN dovetail saw was just not long or heavy enough for the big dovetails in thick stock.