Getting going on the 11 dovetailed drawers for the highboy!
Segmented Economy Bowls by Austin
I started making these segmented economy bowls about a month ago. This one is made from walnut and curly maple and is 11″x5.5″. I turned it on an old craftsman 9″x36 lathe from the 50’s that has a home made rider block on it to bring it to a 12″ capacity.
Greek Key Workbench by Mat
This bench is based loosely on the Benchcrafted split top Roubo plans, but I decided to make it a solid top and modified some of the dimensions to fit me and the space I am using the bench in. The entire bench is constructed out of Southern Yellow Pine which I purchased as Select 2x10x16′ boards. The lumber yard told me these are typically purchased as floor joists. The bench top is laminated and ~4.5″ thick, and the base is joined with through mortise and tenon joints throughout. To dress it up a bit I hammer veneered the base in a straight grain walnut veneer and cut a Greek key motif in walnut and maple veneer using my chevalet du marqueterie. For the leg vise I used a simple vise screw purchased from Amazon and came up with an elegant way to utilize a heavy duty drawer slide to restrict the chop to a linear motion. I also purchased a really nice 8″ cast iron hand wheel with rotating handle from Elco Inc in Roseville Michigan which makes the operation of the vise so sweet! I finished the bench top and shelf with Watco BLO and the base with General Finishes Arm R Seal topcoat.