Monday, April 26, 2010

Wiess Table

Fitting the leaves..each hand planed perfectly!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wiess Table

handplaning the top...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Wiess Table

Final assembly...

Wiess Table


apron / joinery dry fit

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wiess table

planing curly cherry apron

Leg planed

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Weiss Table

"shooting" an edge...I hand plane all of my boards before glue up for a perfect joint.....

Weiss Table

rough cut selection of the top....fantastic curl to this cherry!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Weiss Table

Joinery completed.... taper rough cut ready to be hand planed!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Empire Chest

Cleaning up the brass..

Empire Chest

French Polishing the chest using traditional garnet shellac...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Empire Chest

For fragile old failed veneer a syringe is used with hide glue and a caul that has been heated on an iron...this will also re activate the existing hide glue on this piece..

Monday, April 5, 2010

Empire Chest

What a mess!.....terrible previous restoration work will make my job more difficult...lots of failed veneer, incorrect restoration materials,poorly applied color work and shellac, broken columns on what will be a beautiful piece..

Friday, April 2, 2010

Weiss Table

rough cut leg stock...

dimentioned and mortises cut....

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Irwin Chests

Incredible curly cherry panels ready to be up hand cut dovetails and final assembly of mahogany chest...