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Part six of the Funeral Chair project.
For detailed plans, cut list and instruction on this and other hand crafted projects, check out my new book- The Unplugged Woodshop- Hand Crafted Projects for the Home and Work Shop available in The Taunton Store.
In this video, I prepare the curly maple for the seat slats.
The six slats are rip sawn on the saw bench and dimensioned using hand planes.
The edges are rabbeted to create a kind of ship-laped joint across the width of the seat frame.
I prefer using a skew rabbet plane to remove the bulk of the waste, and creep up to my scribe lines with a shoulder plane.
After the parts are dry fit, a decorative bead is scratched down the edges using a simple wooden beading tool.
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I was cutting some dovetails recently. Here are the tools that I use when I cut them with hand tools.
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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