Started a New Customer Project

We are building another Shaker End Table out of cherry (unfinished) for some dear friends in Gloucester, VA. Got started today on the legs. Here are some progress pictures showing the joinery mortises and tapers cut...

Starting with raw lumber cut to rough size...

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Cut the long and short mortises on the router table and the tapers on the table saw with a tapering jig ...
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Can you see that taper?
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All arranged, upside down...
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Next up: the aprons and rails


Dayton Days

It was a beautiful fall day for the 40th annual Dayton Days show. Pleasant View Soaps (daughter Hannah), Granny's Baskets (Deb's mom Mildred), and Pleasant View Woodworks were all there as a family affair. Thanks to all who stopped by to see us!

 

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Setting up at 0:dark-hundred...

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Shaker Style End Tables

We are getting started on building a pair of Shaker style end tables, made mostly of cherry. Here is a shot of one set of legs, all tapered and joinery mortises cut. Next step: cut all the aprons, rails, and guide rails.

Hope to get these finished in time for Dayton Days in a couple of weeks - we'll see...

 

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Another Big Batch of Cutting Boards Completed

We completed several of each style (multi-domestic strips with exotic edges, and mostly maple with off-center exotic). Used padauk on some and purpleheart on others. 18 new boards in all.

Ready for Dayton Days on October 5!

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A Trip to the Lumber Yard

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Today I paid a visit to my local hardwood dealer, Blue Ridge Lumber Co. (www.blueridgelumber.net) and purchased 66 board-feet of white oak and cherry roughsawn lumber. I will be using it in the next couple projects I'm starting soon: some craftsman-style quilt racks and some arched rail mirrors. Stay tuned for updates...  :)