Posted on September 5, 2012
The following is part 1 of a photo essay on a rustic and a little bit twisty red oak hall table build.
Roughing out the leg spindles
Cutting the tenons to width
Establishing taper with a gouge
Breather, almost there
Leveling out with a jack plane
Down to size with the spoker
After shaping with an angle grinder and hand sanding through many grits
Leg # 2 at dawn
Side by side
About 11 days left and a lot of work to go
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 May 19, 2011
Posted on April 7, 2011
Below are photos from the past week and one-half, building a dozen rocking chairs with a friend of mine for the Bighorn River Lodge in Montana. The lumber is from a centenarian barn destroyed by a tornado last year.
Just one has the back for photography, they stack much better for shipping w/o.
dovetailed lower cross brace
etching the zinc from the hardware
Posted on June 28, 2008