Something I had not fully considered was that by extending the curvy jig in the way I had, I created some rather large void spaces which no longer exerted any pressure on the clamped veneer boards. The result being Continue reading Curved front jig – take 3
Using the CNC machine, one of the other students had created a fairly hefty curved front jig which I repurposed to created my curved fronts. The issue being Continue reading Curved front jig
Putting the Leigh Jig to work, the pine mock-ups seem to fit with no troubles.
An issue with high speed routing is Continue reading Practise drawer dovetails
I’ve cut and laid out the pieces for the second cabinet which will form the other support for the desk. This will give me an idea Continue reading Blackwood cabinet
Remarkably, everything came together and fitted together the way I had designed in the plan and precut ages ago Continue reading Blackwood drawers
Well I don’t know where that time went, but I now have an urgency to turn my pile of blackwood sticks into something. Continue reading Blackwood cabinet
It seems like it’s taken forever to get this far. I was hoping to be almost completed in the grand Blackwood project by now, but from idea, to plan, to execution, to completion seems to take twice, sometimes triple the time Continue reading Blackwood shelving
A component of my course this year is to create something with curved surfaces using solid timber. To that end, my cabinet doors will be of curved design. I have created a multi-sheet MDF panel with blackwood veneers. Continue reading Curvy Jig
Serendipity reigns! The woodwork teacher from the local high school happened to be chatting to me having seen the SWTAFE ad/article of me & my Tardis in the Warrnambool Standard. We got chatting about timber & he recommended I try the good people at Australian Furniture Timbers in Port Melbourne. Fab!
It astonishes me how tasks scheduled for shed time expand to fill and exceed normal time. perhaps some dimensional instability bleeding out from the TARDIS? The thing about making something well is that it takes time. Changing the task to involve labor saving devices (power tools and jigs) only gives the illusion of saved time for what it actually does is shift 90% of your effort from doing to preparing.
Thus my whole day is spent preparing, making sure that all my planks are the same width and thickness. This is something I learnt during the TARDIS window construction because you really want all components identical (or near as) so that future machining, jigging & fitting can be performed in single actions.