Nakashima Inspired Coffee Table (pt 3)

So this weekend I started the weekend a bit early by taking Friday off to do a bit of work around the house and to run some errands. The housework was to spread 7 yards of playground mulch and the nice thing about this job is that it goes much faster than the mulch forContinue reading “Nakashima Inspired Coffee Table (pt 3)”

Nakashima Inspired Coffee Table (pt2)

This weekend’s spring activity was to spread mulch. We get 8 yards of mulch every spring. It takes a few hours every day over the weekend, Leonie started with Isabelle and Rebecca on Friday afternoon and I helped for an hour after work. Saturday and Sunday it took about 2 hours each day. Hard work,Continue reading “Nakashima Inspired Coffee Table (pt2)”

Nakashima Inspired Coffee Table (pt1)

This weekend marks the start of my Nakashima Inspired Coffee Table. The end result of the weekend’s work was that I was able to flatten the cherry slab to two coplanar faces and get a much better look at the the crotch pattern. More about that later. Before I could get to woodworking I promisedContinue reading “Nakashima Inspired Coffee Table (pt1)”

Signs of spring and starting my next project

Is our long winter wait finally over? Perhaps. Today was the first day of spring and true to form the weather was in the 50s F and we had clear blue skies and evidence that the buds are coming out and the daffodils are near peak. We can finally go outside and perhaps not wearContinue reading “Signs of spring and starting my next project”

A jewelry cabinet on stand for Leonie (pt 12) “finished” ……..for now

The jewelry cabinet on stand for Leonie is now finally complete. And I’m really excited about how it came out. For those of you who recall when I started this journey back in December I wanted this to be similar to the work of James Krenov who established the College of the Redwoods (Now theContinue reading “A jewelry cabinet on stand for Leonie (pt 12) “finished” ……..for now”

A jewelry cabinet on stand for Leonie (pt 11)

I’m getting close to finishing the cabinet on stand. This weekend I was focusing on the door panel and the drawer dividers. If you don’t remember, I made this panel in a Marc Adams veneering class this last summer of 2020 as a test panel. It was my favorite panel of the week so IContinue reading “A jewelry cabinet on stand for Leonie (pt 11)”

A jewelry cabinet on stand for Leonie (pt 10)

Back to working on the jewelry cabinet on stand for Leonie. I’m tired of looking at the blue tape on the drawers as temporary drawer pulls. Saturday was all about creating my own drawer pulls. I tried some techniques last weekend that helped me decide the profile and technique that I wanted for the cabinet.Continue reading “A jewelry cabinet on stand for Leonie (pt 10)”

Some side work – an owl house, a stool and some pulls

This weekends woodworking was a bit of a diversion from the jewelry cabinet on stand for several reasons. The weather started to turn so I felt like a change, the girls and I usually try and do a father – daughter bird house ahead of spring and my Mom just got a new motorized bedContinue reading “Some side work – an owl house, a stool and some pulls”

A jewelry cabinet on stand for Leonie (pt 9)

This week I created the base stand for the cabinet that I mocked-up last weekend. I was super excited by the way the mock up turned out last weekend but I wanted to add a bit more splay so that it was more noticeable but it’s a delicate balance to make it dramatic but notContinue reading “A jewelry cabinet on stand for Leonie (pt 9)”

A jewelry cabinet on stand for Leonie (pt 8)

This weeks progress is all about creating a mock-up for the stand. I wanted to create a mock-up because although I had a general idea of what I wanted to do I knew that i needed to practice on the legs and the joinery to make them both sturdy and delicate. I have a badContinue reading “A jewelry cabinet on stand for Leonie (pt 8)”