hand-building my first frame is difficult. in addition, I picked probably the MOST difficult shape ! but - it may work .... I have learned a lot about what NOT to do. Any tips? Besides not frame a hexagon canvas?
Welcome to the shop, @kregjig K5! I'm sure it seems a bit silly that after I built a solid wood dresser with traditional joinery that I'd be excited about this new workhorse, but I'm of the firm belief that a person should employ the most efficient, cost effective method possible for the desired result. This K5 will be put to good use cranking out some shop upgrades and some really cool DIY projects that I've got cookin!
Stay tuned for more and happy Father's Day out there to all the dads!
Turning reclaimed pine into drawer bottoms this evening. I know a lot of woodworkers don't enjoy working with reclaimed materials sometimes, but it's what I learned on, particularly old pine. In this case, I pulled these former sheathing boards off of the 1899-built house myself (given to me to re-use rather than the house being just burned), and I de-nailed them myself. Some would be impressed with that age, but the house it will become part of won't - it was already 69 years old when these boards were cut. First photo shows the boards after being rough cut to length, then planed to thickness. Afterward (2), I used the @ramonartful trick of running a mobile straight edge between the board and table saw fence to establish a straight edge. Then, (3) flipped the board and cut a parallel straight edge. (4) The five stacks of walnut fronts, maple sides, and pine backs for the drawers. Anything taller than 6" had to be boards joined together tongue and groove. (5) My router table setup inset into my bench top - switch in front kicks on the router and vacuum at the same time, either can be defeated by it's own power switch. (6) My fence block setup - two waxed-bottomed walnut blocks, adjusted to be flush with material being run. Keeps boards true to cutter, prevents chips from flying at me, and prevents board kick. (7) T&G pine boards, ready to be joined and made into drawer bottoms.👊
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And another one, this time with Rivierre Nails and close to the dimensions given by Toshio Odate. Set the smaller sides in dadoes and set the handles in a a bit deeper. I like the size and form factor, but I’m smitten with the smaller one from my last post. The Rivierre Nails look totally out of place and you can’t clinch them. A perfect opportunity to try some Shou-Sugi-Ban, but then again I’m not a fan of that either. Oh well maybe I should stop whingeing, pour some epoxy and find a good use for this one.
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