Twist and Shout!

I bought a nice 8′ piece of quarter sawn Sapele to make picture frames.  I ripped it and put it on the shooting board to cut the rabbet for the picture to fit in.  I had to clamp in down to cut the rabbet and when I un-clamped  it, check out what happened.

I’ll cut this into shorter sections to make the frame, but I’m not sure if that’s going to help.  Sigh …

Moulding for the six board chest

I used Matt Bickford’s Mouldings in Practice to do the lay out, a rabbet (rebate) plane and a No. 6 hollow to make this moulding. I also used milled on six side straight grained Sapele.  Hopefully, the pictures explain the steps sufficiently. 

Ewww .. pretty board, pretty board

I started cleaning up the stock I got for the moulding piece that wraps around the bottom of the chest.  Its obviously straight grained and joy to work with compared to the twisty, turney grain in the other boards.  It’s smaller size and ease of working made it an easy evening project.

Fun with the six board chest .. finally!

Yipppee! .. I started working on the joinery!  (No more milling)  Here’s a few shots of the progress.

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