Category: Shaker Chess Table

  • Why build one when you can build two!

    Why build one when you can build two!

    After a quick detour this weekend to participate in the Turn for the Troops event held at Woodcraft stores, it was back to the garage to try to make some progress on the chess table. I started to turn the post for the chess table.  As planned, I decided to use some 4x4s leftover from […]

  • Processing Stock for the Chess Table

    Processing Stock for the Chess Table

    I spent today getting a bicep and tricep workout in the garage.  I had seven cherry boards to flatten, each about 7 inches wide and 36 inches long.  Several of the boards had substantial twist to them and all of them had some cupping and bowing. Making this process even harder is the lack of […]

  • Shop Notes – 2017-10-20

    Turning I brought a fir 4×4 down to round this morning.  I need to sit and sketch out the pattern that I’d like for it, including taking measurements from the article I am working from to lay out for the top tenon and the bottom sliding dovetails. The blank was roughed out with a 1″ […]

  • Shop Notes – 2017-10-14

    I didn’t have a chance to spend much time in the shop today. What time I had was spent checking lumber stock and testing some of the auger bits that I have recently restored. Testing bits However, I was able to test an expansion bit and a no 13 Irwin auger bit with my brace […]