Dave's Project Page
This page is to show some of my woodworking projects. Most have been made using some power tools, although I now try to do most of my projects using hand tools - this allows me to enjoy my time in the workshop. Power tools can do the job more quickly but I prefer the peace and quiet allowed when using hand-tools. I collect old wood-working tools. Following is a sample of some of the things that I have made :-
Huntboard. This is the first large project that I attempted. It is made out of black walnut, trimmed with red oak. The pictures do not really do this justice as it really does look nice using this combination of woods. The finish is poly-urinate and has stood up to 4 kids and all kinds of abuse over the past 4 years or so.
Governor Winthrop Desk. Made from solid mahogany with brass fittings. This was my second project and was quite ambitious - this was also pre hand tools and I used the Leigh dovetail jig for all of the dovetails on this piece. I have the plans to complete the top and will get around to finishing it off one day.
Morris Chair. Made from QS white oak. The picture does not do justice to the ray-flecks of the QS oak. The oak was 'fumed' with ammonia and finished off using the Sam Maloof finish (poly/tung oil). I intended to have the chair sprung upholstered with leather covers - I was quoted $750 for this so I ended up with foam cushions upholstered in this stripey crap (picked by SWMBO). I got the plan for this from FW's 'Tables and Chairs'.
Drum. This is made from lacewood with a pine bottom. These drums are relatively easy to make and really impress the recipients (I usually give them to the children of relatives and friends as Xmas presents). They do not have to be built to a musical scale and the kids have a great time playing them as they can get some good sounding tunes out of them.
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