GrenadaBarefoot, member | July 29th, 20132 comments
In an earlier post I showed the start of this project. It has taken about six months to complete. The clock is all West Indies mahogany. The movement is an eight day cable weight driven movement. The...
GrenadaBarefoot, member | March 3rd, 20131 comment
As many of you know the idea of building a period piece is sort of the true test of your skills. I have built many Mission and Art/Craft and contemporary pieces but building this tall case clock has...
Woodworker: Laura Smith
Though diminutive in size Smith's demilune table delivers a visual punch. The octagonal mahogany legs are tapered on all sides and have feet of turned maple. The curved apron...
Chippendale-style chest of drawers by Mac Campbell. The chest is accented with reeded quarter columns, cock beading, carved feet and brass pulls. The construction of the reeded columns for this mahogany chest are outlined in FW#93, pp. 81-83.
Kenney’s locomotive is a replica of the 1863 Thatcher Perkins locomotive. The piece is done in 1/24 in. scale and uses a variety of woods in its construction. Only satin varnish is used for the finish.
Lash made this mahogany Queen Anne-style dining table with a special expansion mechanism that allows the table to expand from 5 feet to 14 feet. The additional legs needed to support the table are hidden in the expansion mechanism when not in use.
A reproduction of the orignal armonica made by Benjamin Franklin. Sound is made by rubbing a moistened finger along the edge of the spinning glasses. The only deviation is Lash’s use of electricity to work the instrument rather than the traditional foot pedal. The piece is made of white oak, spruce, fir, mahogany and mahogany veneer.
This Federal-style card table is an interpretation of the New York and Baltimore styles. The top features pie-shaped crotch mahogany veneer with acorn-style inlay. Over 200 hours was put into the creation of the table. It has a french polish finish.