Greene and Greene tool chest. #1: Casework

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Blog entry by lateralus819 posted 06-23-2015 01:42 AM 1211 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I was getting bored with my projects so I decided to halt them to work on something “Fast”. Yeah sure. A G&G piece, fast? Ha!

I’ve always admired the Greene and Greene style and figured it would be another style to help further my skills. It’s proven very beneficial already! Working with African Mahogany is always sometimes a challenge if one is not careful with their tools. It tends to splinter and chip easily. The good side is it is quite beautiful and I think should suffice for a stationary chest of this nature.

I started off with a trip to my lumber yard to pick up some nice wide stock. I needed at least 12” and luckily they had a fresh shipment of super wide stock. I picked up a 16” wide x 6’ long piece with incredible figure.

I (sadl) didn’t plan a lot of this out. Had I some forethought, I could have made it 3 inches longer and it would have ample room for my large tenon saw but alas. Maybe a shorter tenon saw is in the far future.

I cut them to rough length and then put them on the shoot board for final length.

Next a quick view at the height and size to see If I liked it. I settled on 10” high. 20” long and 14” deep. It seemed too big at first but now that it its together for the most part it seems to fit.

The next part will be the finger joints.

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#1 posted 06-24-2015 01:56 AM

Blog it. Tease it. Gitter done.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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