Roorkey Chair – Part One

I don’t own a lathe so, when possible I’ve been going up to Pratt Fine Arts and getting lessons from whomever will teach me .. so it’s going very slowly.  I tried speeding up the stretchers by the octagon method on the table saw, but I’m a serious novice when it comes to turning.

I started wondering if I could use my shave horse and draw knife to move things along.  I spent 6 days in my Windsor chair class shaping spindles so I might be able to pull it off.

Here’s what I did and you can be the judge.  I’ll put up more photos as things progress.  Oh, and by the way, I think this was really Jason Thigpen’s (@txheritage) idea.

More photos to come.


Bowl Carving Tool Chest

Here’s a quick picture summary on my Carving Tool Chest .. enjoy!

More glam shots.

Also, I used Burnheart sector for this project and here’s a quick clip on how to use it.

Carving tool box – Japanese styled

 I’m making a tool chest for my larger carving tools that are currently floating around in the shop.  An ax, and adze, etc.  If things go right, the small chest will hang on the wall when not being used to transport these tools.

It’s a modification of the Japanese tool chest but I’ll be using the mitered dovetail should for the joinery (video below).  I like this joint because I can plow through the slot for the bottom to fit into but it doesn’t show.  If that’s confusing, keep an eye out and you’ll see what I mean.




I had a chance to make some more frames with some inlay this time.  Mahogany with yellow heart inlay.