Posted on August 31, 2011
Posted on August 23, 2011
Posted on July 1, 2011
Here are a few follow up pictures of a large walnut frame, featuring carved ringneck pheasants and the portrait subject’s name. It is difficult, I must confess, to photograph a large empty frame.
The whole frame against the bench.
Lower left corner pheasant.
Lower right corner pheasant.
The carved name, as well as a view of the bead edge molding
Posted on June 9, 2011
Posted on March 11, 2011
Posted on October 27, 2010
Here is the finished hope chest. The primary case, and lid frame are cherry, the drawer case and lid panels are black walnut, the trim is hard maple, the secondary wood for the drawers, till, and interior structural is white oak, the floor of the chest is eastern red cedar, and the drawer pulls are ebonized black walnut. The finish is 4 coats of danish oil.
Ebonized black walnut pulls.
The white oak till.
Hammered copper brackets for the lid support.
Posted on August 27, 2010
We milled a large quantity of black walnut, red cedar, and green ash with a neighbor and his band-saw mill earlier this summer. Below are a few photos of our operation.
Some of the logs piled in the field.
Slabbing off a decent quality and sized black walnut log…
some of the boards 25″ wide…
some lead slugs from deep in one of the 100 plus year old red-cedars…
the slugs, still in the tree…
A hay loft full of lumber, almost everything was plain-sawn into boards and slabs from 4/4 up to a few 6″ slabs, all with natural edges remaining.
Posted on May 18, 2010
Posted on April 29, 2010
Below is a group of photos of some details of the construction of the black walnut drawer carcass and the drawer fronts for the cherry and walnut hope chest. Please click on any of the pictures to view larger.
The lower web/ frame for the bottom of the drawer unit, it is constructed of white oak with the front (visible) rail being walnut.
The drawer case with the web installed with tongue and groove
The main chest rests upon the drawer case
Flattening walnut drawer fronts with a jointer
A forged bench hook (I learned from Peter Follansbee)
The flattened and drawer fronts ready to be marked and cut to length
The drawer fronts wedged in their spots to see how they look. Also the dividers have been installed with stopped dovetails.
Posted on April 13, 2010
Below are a few pictures of the frame and panel lid for the cherry and walnut hope chest.
A section of the cherry frame with a piece of walnut as a test panel.
The lid, dry fit with the panels installed.
A detail showing the hard maple ogee molding – all dry fit and held with gravity and friction at this stage.