Alex working on smoothing the curved laminated stile for some monster walnut doors for the Georgian hotel ballroom. We're making 2 pairs of these double hung, 13' tall, arched walnut doors to separate the ballroom into two distinct spaces. We start out by
Working smart today. We needed white oak dowels and were unhappy with the way the dowel plate causes tear out. All you need is an accurately sized hole, a chisel, and a drill.
The backside of the walnut headboard. Here you can see how the draw bore mortise and tenon works. One tight pin holds the slabs in place while the other pin holes are slotted, allowing the slab to expand and contract seasonally without splitting. No glue
Getting some work done on the dovetailed boxes. Lots of visual progress today but still a ways to go. Pretty excited about the small brass details on the lid of the oak box. ✨ @bloodrootblades
Sculpting some live edge patches on the walnut slab headboard with a spoke shave. Mimicking the twists and curves is challenging, but very fun. Our work is usually very geometric, so working organic twists and contours is a nice change of pace.