|"Ain't no feathers around here boys..."|
He just finished the second project from Made by Hand, the dovetailed wall shelf.
Here is his letter and some pics.
Great job Greg!
And thanks again for sharing~; )
I’m really enjoying your book, and I’ve worked through project number 2. I made it pretty much the way that you described. I went with different hinges and a slightly different take on the front curve, but other than that, it’s about the same.
I did take a stab at french polishing this one. I found a good tutorial by a luthier online. This was my first attempt, and it turned out pretty will, all in all. I’ll do a lot of things differently next time, but that’s the way it works.
The thing I’m proudest of is that there’s no plywood in it at all! I resawed a mahogany plank for the back and some scrap walnut and maple for the bottoms of the drawers. I didn’t think it would work at all, but you said I could do it, so I did!
I’m attaching a couple of shots!
P.S. You were right about the dove tails. My abilities improved greatly throughout this project, although I find that the half-blind dovetails are much easier to get right for some reason. Now all that is left is to start saving my pennies for the wood for skinny legs!