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Blog series by SPalm updated 07-04-2014 12:15 AM 2 parts 11235 reads 31 comments total

Part 1: Wood Gloat & Maloof Joint

06-26-2014 01:00 AM by SPalm | 26 comments »

A week and a half ago I was bored and decided to check Craig’s List for lumber. I noticed a weird post of cherry for sale and it stated “must get rid of”. Heh. I noticed the location was just 5 miles away. I gave a call and headed over. Turns out I got about 500 board feet of thirty year old air dried in the basement cherry. Almost all of it was 7 feet long and either 3×3s, 4×4s, or 4×6s – strange sizes for cherry. The price was really cheap. A bit of it is pretty cracked...

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Part 2: Becomes a Table

07-04-2014 12:15 AM by SPalm | 5 comments »

Well, the plan was to add turned stretchers. I had visions of a slight taper from the center with through tenons that were splined in the ends. Did not work out. I had so much trouble with chatter on the old cherry that I was not able to turn reliably at all. I could get it close and then sand to smooth, but it just did not go right. I am sure it was caused by my lack of turning skills. .So it went with rectangular stretchers. The plan was to make small offset mortises and use offset tenon...

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