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Posted on December 20, 2011
Cantilevered rocking chair in Eastern Red Cedar. Yet to be oiled in these photos, but I like the softness and light on the forms of the unfinished cedar.
Posted on September 19, 2011
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Posted on March 11, 2011
Last week I cut in three walnut butterflies into the cedar table top under way in my shop.
Below are a few photos from the process. After shaping the walnut butterflies, they are scribed individually into the top, then the bulk of the waste is removed with a 1/4 ” straight bit in a router, and finally pared with a chisel to the scribed lines.
placing a butterfly
dad’s old craftsman
all cleaned up, ready for glue
Posted on February 19, 2011
Posted on January 29, 2011
I read about this method for flattening large slabs in a publication (Woodwork I think) a year or two ago. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the article in order to reference it. As I work with irregular slabs, too large for my machines, I expect it to be a reasonable and effective method for flattening large slabs, in this case, eastern red cedar.
The router is mounted to a 4′ sled which rides across two parallel fences (jointed 2×4′s smoothed and waxed). The router has an 1-1/4″ straight cut bit, and mounted on the sled can cover the entire face of the slab, removing about 1/32″ of material per pass.
a couple of turned walnut handles help to steer
the whole endeavor sits on my table saw