Wow. I have been way to busy for my liking! this past month or so I've had hundreds and hundreds of craft kits ordered which has been eating up my time, leaving no time for fun!
But finally... though orders pending, I decided to take a break and try my hand at a project :)
At the farm we were cutting up some firewood from the bush and came across an old oak plank, covered with moss.. As soon as my dad took a cut I looked at the end grain and knew this piece had potential :)
Long story short.. I've been working on a stool that I've been designing as I go.. and learning each step of the way.
I started with planing it down then began shape it using the dado blade and finishing the surface off with a number 4 hand plane and quarter sheet dewalt sander.. To 'mold' the seat.. I used my ridgid belt sander, which worked great! Thus far, I've left the bottom flat to give me a flat square surface to work on when it comes to the mortises and pilot drilling them..
Moving on to the legs, I laminated 3/4 inch maple at 1 1/2 inches square and 36" long, to give me some inches for possible mistakes.
Using my table saw, scroll saw, and flush cut saw I shaped the dovetail spline tenons.I also gave myself extra length on the tenons in order to sand flush to the seat's surface.
Tonight after some craft work I drilled the two front compound angle pilot holes for the mortises which I will then use a forstner bit to clean 'em out some more.
I'm loving this project! It's so nice to get a break from work! I hope you'll all enjoy the photos and my progress as it comes :)
Thanks for reading and enjoy! One more thing! I have loved seeing all your work! Sadly lacking the time to comment :/ Keep it up