Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Sept 14, 2017

A huge thank you to Triton Tools for making this trip possible!

Paul’s Courses:

The Westonbirt Arboretum:

Viewer Projects

Intarsia Tiger by Gary

Another intarsia project complete. This one was for my dad that he had been asking for for a couple of years and took 6 months to make.

Japanese Garden Bench by Evan

I am a 17 year old woodworker from Vancouver Island. This is my Japanese Garden Bench I made using alder and walnut and I used wedged through mortise and tenon jointery for the bench. This is my first project using this type of jointery and I am very happy on how it turned out.​​​​​​​​​

Mid-century Modern Credenza by Steve

– All solid Honduran Mahogany, except for the sliding doors, which are 1/8″ MDF panels that I covered with quartersawn mahogany veneer, and the back which is 1/4″ birch plywood.
– The case is joined with biscuits, and the legs, stretchers, and base rails are joined with mortises and tenons.
– The finish is 6 coats of Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish
– I’m especially happy with how the shadow gap/reveal turned out on the joints between the top and the sides of the case. Kind of a cool floating effect.

Writing Desk by Scott

The desk is a riff on a design my client saw at Pottery Barn but I dressed it up a bit and gave it some extra drawers. Material is soft maple and it has a heavy espresso stain, which I refuse to do again.

Log Trailer

Making Ramp Mounts for my Trailer

I wanted aluminum ramps so they’d be lightweight and I bought some vs making them myself because after building this trailer, I just wanted to

Woodworking Projects

Walnut Dressing Vanity Build

To start things off, I’ll make the panel which will become the sides and top. While that’s sitting in the clamps, I’ll prep the material

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