Monday, February 20, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hutch - nearing completion

So the hutch is mostly assembled. Very little glue used, as most of the joins are across grain. All that remains is the lid. At 15.5 inches wide, it will take more than an ordinary plank. As the pin hinges aren't really working right, I may tack on a piece of plywood first, to see if it will work, rather than risk ruining a good board of that width.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hutch- fitting the bottom

Each board is trimmed to fit in the groove only where it needs to be, middle has full thickness

Monday, January 30, 2017


On the right side, the central post is in two pieces. On the other side, it is one piece.

And here's a nice bone-headed move. Wonder why these nails aren't holding...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

More woodworking

Gardening in winter, not so much. So here's some nice curls of shavings coming up out of the mortise.

Hutch chest end panel

The en panels are complicated, the top rail will be attached to the lid, and in this type of chest, bear the pin on which the lid will hinge. Pardon the modern clamp, the hands of the apprentice would normally fill that role. Besides, they didn't have to photograph their work. Mortises in the front and back will hold the side panels. This is the first of four.