Alright so it has been a while. An Internet fubar and a whole lot of building has kept me off the Internet theses last few weeks. Since my last post I have completed three more week long classes and finished off two more projects.
Week 6 was all about the joinery that is used in furniture making. The week didn't yield a finished piece of furniture but there were numerous lessons learnt in the poplar sample joints we constructed.
Week 7 began and due to lower then normal enrolment I am working alone in the school. I began working on a Small cabinet. With no one else in the shop work went fairly quickly and I made a lot of progress.
The following week saw a great woodworker come in, Adrian Ferrazzutti, to teach studio veneering. This week was incredible; Adrian is a great teacher and an all around nice guy. Veneering is something I hadn't done before and it was a great technique to learn. There are similar skills to working with veneer as working with solid wood. I really enjoyed this type of work and can see myself doing more veneer work in the future.
After Adrian left it was back to working on my small cabinet. I fit in some tool making and built myself a scratch stock. A very simple tool but incredibly useful and versatile.
I have now finished the Small cabinet. It is constructed from solid cherry with basswood back panels. The dental molding below the crown in made of ebony and holly and was a fun detail to construct. The entire cabinet is finished with shellac.
I have now begun a bow front cabinet. Usually built to hang on the wall I plan to build a base for it in the future, a very Krenovian detail. This project is a combination of solid wood construction as well as shop sawn veneer construction.
Also over the last few weeks I made a trip out to KJP Hardwoods. It is a place were wood dreams are born, I have never seen so much beautiful wood in one place.
And finally I finished off my desktop drawer this week as well.
All and all a very exciting couple of weeks and looking forward to many more.