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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:



Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:



The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:



A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!



Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock



Early planing:



Getting there!



Fruits (shavings) of my labor:



Planing the legs paired for thickness:



Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:



Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:



Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:



Shameless plane picture:



Getting the parts together:



Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"



Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):



That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
 

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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Wood


Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:

Wood Table Flooring Floor Desk


The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Flooring


A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Early planing:

Food Wood Recipe Staple food Ingredient


Getting there!

Wood Gas Machine Engineering Machine tool


Fruits (shavings) of my labor:

Yellow Wood Automotive tire Stool Metal


Planing the legs paired for thickness:

Radial arm saw Wood Yellow Machine tool Hardwood


Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:

Wood Hardwood Plank Wood stain Engineering


Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:

Furniture Table Desk Floor Computer desk


Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:

Wood Engineering Machine Hardwood Gas


Shameless plane picture:

Bottle Machine Shelving Hardwood Wine cellar


Getting the parts together:

Wood Hardwood Gas Wood stain Machine


Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"

Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Automotive tire Machine


Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):

Table Wood Machine tool Gas Machine


That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
very very nice picturebook :)
you seems to find out of the serie thing :)
and a shameless plane photo I agreee…...LOL
I like that havye screwdriver you have there not easy to find those theese days bu luck :)
now you have gone down the slipperys lane you going to have a good ripsaw as well with two sawbench
so the Rastusarius can have a rest too :)

take care
Dennis
 

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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Wood


Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:

Wood Table Flooring Floor Desk


The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Flooring


A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Early planing:

Food Wood Recipe Staple food Ingredient


Getting there!

Wood Gas Machine Engineering Machine tool


Fruits (shavings) of my labor:

Yellow Wood Automotive tire Stool Metal


Planing the legs paired for thickness:

Radial arm saw Wood Yellow Machine tool Hardwood


Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:

Wood Hardwood Plank Wood stain Engineering


Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:

Furniture Table Desk Floor Computer desk


Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:

Wood Engineering Machine Hardwood Gas


Shameless plane picture:

Bottle Machine Shelving Hardwood Wine cellar


Getting the parts together:

Wood Hardwood Gas Wood stain Machine


Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"

Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Automotive tire Machine


Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):

Table Wood Machine tool Gas Machine


That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
Ha! thank you, Dennis! It was upon your gentle urging that I investigated the blog series. Who doesn't enjoy a shameless plane photo:) That long-handled Stanley is one I found at an antique market in Pennsylvania. It was still wrapped in the original oiled paper when I discovered it. As a user versus collector, I quickly trashed the paper & put it to use. Nothing feels better to remove a plan iron than a giant vintage straight slot. I'm certainly sliding down the slippery slope of power tools, although my heart rests with the vintage tools. I considered crosscutting that long board board by hand but the rastusarius was beckoning me. Thanks & take care yourself, Dennis.
 

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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Wood


Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:

Wood Table Flooring Floor Desk


The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Flooring


A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Early planing:

Food Wood Recipe Staple food Ingredient


Getting there!

Wood Gas Machine Engineering Machine tool


Fruits (shavings) of my labor:

Yellow Wood Automotive tire Stool Metal


Planing the legs paired for thickness:

Radial arm saw Wood Yellow Machine tool Hardwood


Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:

Wood Hardwood Plank Wood stain Engineering


Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:

Furniture Table Desk Floor Computer desk


Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:

Wood Engineering Machine Hardwood Gas


Shameless plane picture:

Bottle Machine Shelving Hardwood Wine cellar


Getting the parts together:

Wood Hardwood Gas Wood stain Machine


Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"

Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Automotive tire Machine


Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):

Table Wood Machine tool Gas Machine


That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
Amazing! I really like this pictorial adventure in furniture making with handtools. That's a nice low knob no 7….with a thin whispy shaving burping out.
Thanks for sharing the trip with us.
 

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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Wood


Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:

Wood Table Flooring Floor Desk


The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Flooring


A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Early planing:

Food Wood Recipe Staple food Ingredient


Getting there!

Wood Gas Machine Engineering Machine tool


Fruits (shavings) of my labor:

Yellow Wood Automotive tire Stool Metal


Planing the legs paired for thickness:

Radial arm saw Wood Yellow Machine tool Hardwood


Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:

Wood Hardwood Plank Wood stain Engineering


Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:

Furniture Table Desk Floor Computer desk


Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:

Wood Engineering Machine Hardwood Gas


Shameless plane picture:

Bottle Machine Shelving Hardwood Wine cellar


Getting the parts together:

Wood Hardwood Gas Wood stain Machine


Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"

Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Automotive tire Machine


Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):

Table Wood Machine tool Gas Machine


That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
Great collection of planes!
 

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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Wood


Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:

Wood Table Flooring Floor Desk


The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Flooring


A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Early planing:

Food Wood Recipe Staple food Ingredient


Getting there!

Wood Gas Machine Engineering Machine tool


Fruits (shavings) of my labor:

Yellow Wood Automotive tire Stool Metal


Planing the legs paired for thickness:

Radial arm saw Wood Yellow Machine tool Hardwood


Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:

Wood Hardwood Plank Wood stain Engineering


Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:

Furniture Table Desk Floor Computer desk


Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:

Wood Engineering Machine Hardwood Gas


Shameless plane picture:

Bottle Machine Shelving Hardwood Wine cellar


Getting the parts together:

Wood Hardwood Gas Wood stain Machine


Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"

Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Automotive tire Machine


Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):

Table Wood Machine tool Gas Machine


That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
Thanks Ratchet! I'm not trying to prove anything not using powered tools but I'm going to try to feature as many nonpowered tools as possible. It's a nice way for me to drag out a project & as a gift for my fiance', it seems a bit more personal that way. Good eye on my low-knob 7. I think it's a type 8, corrugated. I recently bought a gorgeous Sweetheart #8 but she's waiting for a new tote to be fashioned. Thanks for tuning in.
 

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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Wood


Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:

Wood Table Flooring Floor Desk


The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Flooring


A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Early planing:

Food Wood Recipe Staple food Ingredient


Getting there!

Wood Gas Machine Engineering Machine tool


Fruits (shavings) of my labor:

Yellow Wood Automotive tire Stool Metal


Planing the legs paired for thickness:

Radial arm saw Wood Yellow Machine tool Hardwood


Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:

Wood Hardwood Plank Wood stain Engineering


Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:

Furniture Table Desk Floor Computer desk


Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:

Wood Engineering Machine Hardwood Gas


Shameless plane picture:

Bottle Machine Shelving Hardwood Wine cellar


Getting the parts together:

Wood Hardwood Gas Wood stain Machine


Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"

Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Automotive tire Machine


Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):

Table Wood Machine tool Gas Machine


That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
I love the plane section (can't believe Mads ain't spotted that yet) smooth shavings
Trevor
 

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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Wood


Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:

Wood Table Flooring Floor Desk


The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Flooring


A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Early planing:

Food Wood Recipe Staple food Ingredient


Getting there!

Wood Gas Machine Engineering Machine tool


Fruits (shavings) of my labor:

Yellow Wood Automotive tire Stool Metal


Planing the legs paired for thickness:

Radial arm saw Wood Yellow Machine tool Hardwood


Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:

Wood Hardwood Plank Wood stain Engineering


Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:

Furniture Table Desk Floor Computer desk


Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:

Wood Engineering Machine Hardwood Gas


Shameless plane picture:

Bottle Machine Shelving Hardwood Wine cellar


Getting the parts together:

Wood Hardwood Gas Wood stain Machine


Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"

Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Automotive tire Machine


Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):

Table Wood Machine tool Gas Machine


That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
Thanks TDV, that's why I issued the redundancty disclaimer; Mads discovered the project before the first shaving hit the ground! And thin shavings to you, Al
 

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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Wood


Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:

Wood Table Flooring Floor Desk


The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Flooring


A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Early planing:

Food Wood Recipe Staple food Ingredient


Getting there!

Wood Gas Machine Engineering Machine tool


Fruits (shavings) of my labor:

Yellow Wood Automotive tire Stool Metal


Planing the legs paired for thickness:

Radial arm saw Wood Yellow Machine tool Hardwood


Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:

Wood Hardwood Plank Wood stain Engineering


Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:

Furniture Table Desk Floor Computer desk


Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:

Wood Engineering Machine Hardwood Gas


Shameless plane picture:

Bottle Machine Shelving Hardwood Wine cellar


Getting the parts together:

Wood Hardwood Gas Wood stain Machine


Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"

Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Automotive tire Machine


Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):

Table Wood Machine tool Gas Machine


That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
Look like fun to me, that a sweet collection of hand planes. thanks for posting enjoy yourself…bc
 

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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Wood


Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:

Wood Table Flooring Floor Desk


The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Flooring


A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Early planing:

Food Wood Recipe Staple food Ingredient


Getting there!

Wood Gas Machine Engineering Machine tool


Fruits (shavings) of my labor:

Yellow Wood Automotive tire Stool Metal


Planing the legs paired for thickness:

Radial arm saw Wood Yellow Machine tool Hardwood


Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:

Wood Hardwood Plank Wood stain Engineering


Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:

Furniture Table Desk Floor Computer desk


Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:

Wood Engineering Machine Hardwood Gas


Shameless plane picture:

Bottle Machine Shelving Hardwood Wine cellar


Getting the parts together:

Wood Hardwood Gas Wood stain Machine


Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"

Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Automotive tire Machine


Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):

Table Wood Machine tool Gas Machine


That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
Thanks Blackcherry! That shameless plane shot is only of the common users (I have the disease, documented). I greatly value your opinion & hope you'll tune in for the project.
 

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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Wood


Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:

Wood Table Flooring Floor Desk


The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Flooring


A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Early planing:

Food Wood Recipe Staple food Ingredient


Getting there!

Wood Gas Machine Engineering Machine tool


Fruits (shavings) of my labor:

Yellow Wood Automotive tire Stool Metal


Planing the legs paired for thickness:

Radial arm saw Wood Yellow Machine tool Hardwood


Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:

Wood Hardwood Plank Wood stain Engineering


Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:

Furniture Table Desk Floor Computer desk


Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:

Wood Engineering Machine Hardwood Gas


Shameless plane picture:

Bottle Machine Shelving Hardwood Wine cellar


Getting the parts together:

Wood Hardwood Gas Wood stain Machine


Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"

Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Automotive tire Machine


Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):

Table Wood Machine tool Gas Machine


That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
Hi,
Looking good, but do not disturb with those planes, it is not possible to think, and the mouse keeps moving back to that picture.
You need to make a plane cabinet for the planes!
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Wood


Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:

Wood Table Flooring Floor Desk


The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Flooring


A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Early planing:

Food Wood Recipe Staple food Ingredient


Getting there!

Wood Gas Machine Engineering Machine tool


Fruits (shavings) of my labor:

Yellow Wood Automotive tire Stool Metal


Planing the legs paired for thickness:

Radial arm saw Wood Yellow Machine tool Hardwood


Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:

Wood Hardwood Plank Wood stain Engineering


Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:

Furniture Table Desk Floor Computer desk


Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:

Wood Engineering Machine Hardwood Gas


Shameless plane picture:

Bottle Machine Shelving Hardwood Wine cellar


Getting the parts together:

Wood Hardwood Gas Wood stain Machine


Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"

Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Automotive tire Machine


Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):

Table Wood Machine tool Gas Machine


That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
Mads, I certainly DO need to make a plane cabinet. It's on my list, my very long list:)
 

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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Wood


Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:

Wood Table Flooring Floor Desk


The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Flooring


A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Early planing:

Food Wood Recipe Staple food Ingredient


Getting there!

Wood Gas Machine Engineering Machine tool


Fruits (shavings) of my labor:

Yellow Wood Automotive tire Stool Metal


Planing the legs paired for thickness:

Radial arm saw Wood Yellow Machine tool Hardwood


Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:

Wood Hardwood Plank Wood stain Engineering


Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:

Furniture Table Desk Floor Computer desk


Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:

Wood Engineering Machine Hardwood Gas


Shameless plane picture:

Bottle Machine Shelving Hardwood Wine cellar


Getting the parts together:

Wood Hardwood Gas Wood stain Machine


Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"

Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Automotive tire Machine


Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):

Table Wood Machine tool Gas Machine


That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
>> "Mads, I certainly DO need to make a plane cabinet. It's on my list, my very long list:)"

Same here! :)

By the way, is it just me or are there few things in life that give you the feeling of looking down to see a pile of fresh shaving at the end of a good session in the shop?
 

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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Wood


Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:

Wood Table Flooring Floor Desk


The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Flooring


A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Early planing:

Food Wood Recipe Staple food Ingredient


Getting there!

Wood Gas Machine Engineering Machine tool


Fruits (shavings) of my labor:

Yellow Wood Automotive tire Stool Metal


Planing the legs paired for thickness:

Radial arm saw Wood Yellow Machine tool Hardwood


Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:

Wood Hardwood Plank Wood stain Engineering


Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:

Furniture Table Desk Floor Computer desk


Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:

Wood Engineering Machine Hardwood Gas


Shameless plane picture:

Bottle Machine Shelving Hardwood Wine cellar


Getting the parts together:

Wood Hardwood Gas Wood stain Machine


Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"

Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Automotive tire Machine


Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):

Table Wood Machine tool Gas Machine


That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
The shameless plane picture made my day.

Totally going to do that in my next blog entry…but maybe I'll use saws.
 

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Entry One: Starting off

I'm new to the blog series, so I'm afraid some of this will be redundant:

I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance'. It's going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She'd like it to be 21"W x 19"D x 22"H. I'm going to construct it entirely from 1" rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I'm using the "design as I go" approach & will size the parts as I go. I'd like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance' prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!

Here's the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There's some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry's been moved to the shop:

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Wood


Here's the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:

Wood Table Flooring Floor Desk


The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Flooring


A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood


Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Early planing:

Food Wood Recipe Staple food Ingredient


Getting there!

Wood Gas Machine Engineering Machine tool


Fruits (shavings) of my labor:

Yellow Wood Automotive tire Stool Metal


Planing the legs paired for thickness:

Radial arm saw Wood Yellow Machine tool Hardwood


Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:

Wood Hardwood Plank Wood stain Engineering


Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:

Furniture Table Desk Floor Computer desk


Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:

Wood Engineering Machine Hardwood Gas


Shameless plane picture:

Bottle Machine Shelving Hardwood Wine cellar


Getting the parts together:

Wood Hardwood Gas Wood stain Machine


Hey, I told you guys, "not today!"

Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Automotive tire Machine


Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):

Table Wood Machine tool Gas Machine


That's where I'm at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13"! I'm going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
Shameless saw picture works!
 

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Part 2- top & aprons

OK, now I've planed the top flat (Stanley #7 , #6, and #5). Getting rid of the cup cost me quite a bit of wood & I'm approaching 3/4" thickness now. There are some deep gouges left by my #5 that my #4 can't quite reach but I'd like the project to retain its hand-hewn character. I uncovered wormholes along the way that I'll try to feature prominently. Plane lovers (non-plane lovers, please forgive me for going on about them) will probably spot that #8 in the background, awaiting refurb & sitting with a Paul Hamler scraper in the cockpit :). That #4 is a Sweetheart with a replacement handle. I fashioned the handle out of Wenge for weight & general coolness. It's one of my favorite planes & use it with the original blade.

Table saws Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood


Smoothing plane Plane Scrub plane Block plane Jack plane


Now, I've got my front rails & aprons cut to size. I'm off to joint with the #7. The #7 on cherry is as nice as it gets. This one's got a Hock in it, allowing me one long continuous shaving. Mads will likely spot that chisel in the background. It's a Japanese Damascus that I found at an antique mall handle-less. The handle's cocobolo with a brass ferrule from Lee Valley.

Table Wood Desk Writing desk Workbench


Wood Wood stain Hardwood Flooring Machine tool


Now to mark out the mortises & do some math. No fancy tools here to brag about, just a Shop fox cutter & crown mortise gauge. My plan is to cut the tenons on the powered saw & chop the mortises by hand. We'll see how the rest of the weekend goes.

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Tool


Thanks for looking & happy shavings!
 

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Part 2- top & aprons

OK, now I've planed the top flat (Stanley #7 , #6, and #5). Getting rid of the cup cost me quite a bit of wood & I'm approaching 3/4" thickness now. There are some deep gouges left by my #5 that my #4 can't quite reach but I'd like the project to retain its hand-hewn character. I uncovered wormholes along the way that I'll try to feature prominently. Plane lovers (non-plane lovers, please forgive me for going on about them) will probably spot that #8 in the background, awaiting refurb & sitting with a Paul Hamler scraper in the cockpit :). That #4 is a Sweetheart with a replacement handle. I fashioned the handle out of Wenge for weight & general coolness. It's one of my favorite planes & use it with the original blade.

Table saws Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood


Smoothing plane Plane Scrub plane Block plane Jack plane


Now, I've got my front rails & aprons cut to size. I'm off to joint with the #7. The #7 on cherry is as nice as it gets. This one's got a Hock in it, allowing me one long continuous shaving. Mads will likely spot that chisel in the background. It's a Japanese Damascus that I found at an antique mall handle-less. The handle's cocobolo with a brass ferrule from Lee Valley.

Table Wood Desk Writing desk Workbench


Wood Wood stain Hardwood Flooring Machine tool


Now to mark out the mortises & do some math. No fancy tools here to brag about, just a Shop fox cutter & crown mortise gauge. My plan is to cut the tenons on the powered saw & chop the mortises by hand. We'll see how the rest of the weekend goes.

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Tool


Thanks for looking & happy shavings!
good to see you get your execise …..LOL
its looking good sofare I of to the shop now after this kick from you and Mads
I think I can manage a few hours down there even though my back is killing
me after a crazy week on nightshift

take care
Dennis
 

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Part 2- top & aprons

OK, now I've planed the top flat (Stanley #7 , #6, and #5). Getting rid of the cup cost me quite a bit of wood & I'm approaching 3/4" thickness now. There are some deep gouges left by my #5 that my #4 can't quite reach but I'd like the project to retain its hand-hewn character. I uncovered wormholes along the way that I'll try to feature prominently. Plane lovers (non-plane lovers, please forgive me for going on about them) will probably spot that #8 in the background, awaiting refurb & sitting with a Paul Hamler scraper in the cockpit :). That #4 is a Sweetheart with a replacement handle. I fashioned the handle out of Wenge for weight & general coolness. It's one of my favorite planes & use it with the original blade.

Table saws Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood


Smoothing plane Plane Scrub plane Block plane Jack plane


Now, I've got my front rails & aprons cut to size. I'm off to joint with the #7. The #7 on cherry is as nice as it gets. This one's got a Hock in it, allowing me one long continuous shaving. Mads will likely spot that chisel in the background. It's a Japanese Damascus that I found at an antique mall handle-less. The handle's cocobolo with a brass ferrule from Lee Valley.

Table Wood Desk Writing desk Workbench


Wood Wood stain Hardwood Flooring Machine tool


Now to mark out the mortises & do some math. No fancy tools here to brag about, just a Shop fox cutter & crown mortise gauge. My plan is to cut the tenons on the powered saw & chop the mortises by hand. We'll see how the rest of the weekend goes.

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Tool


Thanks for looking & happy shavings!
Sorry to hear about the back, Dennis. These heavy old tools take a toll on one's spine. It doesn't hurt to sit in one's shop and look at wood:) Health to you, al.
 

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Part 2- top & aprons

OK, now I've planed the top flat (Stanley #7 , #6, and #5). Getting rid of the cup cost me quite a bit of wood & I'm approaching 3/4" thickness now. There are some deep gouges left by my #5 that my #4 can't quite reach but I'd like the project to retain its hand-hewn character. I uncovered wormholes along the way that I'll try to feature prominently. Plane lovers (non-plane lovers, please forgive me for going on about them) will probably spot that #8 in the background, awaiting refurb & sitting with a Paul Hamler scraper in the cockpit :). That #4 is a Sweetheart with a replacement handle. I fashioned the handle out of Wenge for weight & general coolness. It's one of my favorite planes & use it with the original blade.

Table saws Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood


Smoothing plane Plane Scrub plane Block plane Jack plane


Now, I've got my front rails & aprons cut to size. I'm off to joint with the #7. The #7 on cherry is as nice as it gets. This one's got a Hock in it, allowing me one long continuous shaving. Mads will likely spot that chisel in the background. It's a Japanese Damascus that I found at an antique mall handle-less. The handle's cocobolo with a brass ferrule from Lee Valley.

Table Wood Desk Writing desk Workbench


Wood Wood stain Hardwood Flooring Machine tool


Now to mark out the mortises & do some math. No fancy tools here to brag about, just a Shop fox cutter & crown mortise gauge. My plan is to cut the tenons on the powered saw & chop the mortises by hand. We'll see how the rest of the weekend goes.

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Tool


Thanks for looking & happy shavings!
Yes this is really nice hand work, love plane cherry wood. Enjoy…BC
 

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Part 2- top & aprons

OK, now I've planed the top flat (Stanley #7 , #6, and #5). Getting rid of the cup cost me quite a bit of wood & I'm approaching 3/4" thickness now. There are some deep gouges left by my #5 that my #4 can't quite reach but I'd like the project to retain its hand-hewn character. I uncovered wormholes along the way that I'll try to feature prominently. Plane lovers (non-plane lovers, please forgive me for going on about them) will probably spot that #8 in the background, awaiting refurb & sitting with a Paul Hamler scraper in the cockpit :). That #4 is a Sweetheart with a replacement handle. I fashioned the handle out of Wenge for weight & general coolness. It's one of my favorite planes & use it with the original blade.

Table saws Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood


Smoothing plane Plane Scrub plane Block plane Jack plane


Now, I've got my front rails & aprons cut to size. I'm off to joint with the #7. The #7 on cherry is as nice as it gets. This one's got a Hock in it, allowing me one long continuous shaving. Mads will likely spot that chisel in the background. It's a Japanese Damascus that I found at an antique mall handle-less. The handle's cocobolo with a brass ferrule from Lee Valley.

Table Wood Desk Writing desk Workbench


Wood Wood stain Hardwood Flooring Machine tool


Now to mark out the mortises & do some math. No fancy tools here to brag about, just a Shop fox cutter & crown mortise gauge. My plan is to cut the tenons on the powered saw & chop the mortises by hand. We'll see how the rest of the weekend goes.

Wood Hardwood Wood stain Plank Tool


Thanks for looking & happy shavings!
great start, cherry wood acts very well when worked with hand tools I never have a problem unless it's figured cherry.
 

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