Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Back to the Bottle
It has been a while since I've been able to get some steady work in on the whiskey cabinet. I've made enough progress to make a post about it though.
Here we see some shaping of the legs. Subtle pillowing and the leg is also very slightly tapered, heavier at the bottom, so lightly that I don't think many if anyone will notice. It should make the stand overall more complete/sound though.
I first took a wedge chunk out with a hand saw. I tried to get pretty close to my scribe lines thinking that this way I was less likely to blow out fibers with me trim router later.
Phew! I guess it wasn't all that bad though these kinds of operations I always get tense over.
Now that was done, I jest needed to complete some more edge treatment before pre-finishing the stand.
Cut some waste on the table saw and came back to the bench for fine tuning by shooting the panel with a block plane.
Even though I've been feeling pretty detached with my work it's nice to see that I can still manage to do good job! Hopefully I'll find some of that momentum again... alas spring is a time of interruptions.
At any rate, I'm coming to more pre-finishing and taking a look at the veneer for the sides of the cabinet!