Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Mar 7, 2017

Spent a couple hours starting to slab the smaller ash log, tried out the Lie Nielsen Low Angle Jack Plane, and squared up the posts for JR’s bed.

Lie Nielsen Low Angle Jack Plane

Viewer Projects

Walnut Natural Edge Bench by BJ

Attached is a natural edge walnut bench. It is 19” tall, 2”x12”x48”. It is constructed from an old walnut tree that fell over in the front yard of our family home that was built in 1850. The tree wasn’t that old but it is estimated at just over 100 years old. I ripped the boards using a chainsaw and added bow tie inlays and colored epoxy to stabilize a large crack.
I finished the bench with several coats of linseed oil, followed by several thin coats of poly.
While resawing a board for a different project on my bandsaw, I actually found a lead bullet. The log was from a section of tree way above ground level so the bullet has definitely been in the tree more than 50 years.

Walnut Box by Earl

It was the first box I have ever built.  The walnut used originated from my great grandfather’s farm and was milled down by my grandfather almost 20 years ago.  This project surely tested my abilities and patience.  I used purpleheart and African blackwood as the miter spines (what a challenge!). I used rare earth magnets (one hidden in the lid) to keep the box secure.  I made a lot of mistakes on this box, but was able to work around them or change my plans along the way.  The untrained eye can’t see the defects.  I guess that’s what we shoot for.  I gave this box to my parents for Christmas as a “Legacy Box” to put their wills and valuable papers in.

Maple and Cherry Butcher Block by Anthony

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Chaotic Chessboard by Will

It was a chaotic chessboard made from Walnut, Cherry, Maple and Ash. It was a Christmas gift for my uncle as a thank you for giving me all of the material.

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Home Addition & Renovation

Cabinetry and open seating

Welcome back to our home renovation and remodel.  Today, I am hoping to have the island cabinetry built out, as well as getting the leg

Home Addition & Renovation

White Oak Kitchen Island Leg

Welcome back to the shop! I’m continuing on with the white oak island build. Last time I made the end panels for the cabinetry unit,

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