Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Deck prism

Yay deck prism! Avast, ye swabs!


Hinges are fickle finicky and if you're going to be off its better to be off by a bunch. Otherwise you can't set the screws in the new spot for the will wander into the old holes.
So drill it out and glew in some dowel. Then cut them flush and you can start again. Though I have been known to just move the hinge...


And speaking of gardening, I really ahould be doing it more, but I can't find the thyme

Monday, March 28, 2016


This is a gardening blog. And I haven't done boo all year with it, except chop down that tree. So, here's some asparagus

The first assembly

Yay! Now I know it might be done in time. Alignment problem was taken care of with some pins.

Now it will new to come apart, get stained, and glued and screwed together. And maybe some fancying up here and there...

Oh and it folds up flat. Did I mention that it folds up? Cuz yeah, it does that...

Still some weirdness

The way the seat comes down, needs some tweaking. But it looks like a chair!


How did that happen? It's supposed to fold flat!

Either I trim a bit, or move the hinges.

Sunday, March 27, 2016


The chair is coming along, it is still a little "Norwegian Blue"

Carving out the various notches for this part it that. Being that my patron wants it to fold, there are certain accommodations that must be made, that I am not looking forward to...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Chair for Eleanor

So the depot of the seat can be just about anything, but the depth of the arms (and thus the support for the seat) are maxed out at half the overall width. So that is 16", which is about right.

And I botched the back posts! They are rectangular, and I had planned them with the short side facing front, but cut mortises as if it was to face wide side front.

As a result, better wood for the posts,. Here is the back, assembled. Next will be the arm frames..

And the parts thereof

Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Chair for Eleanor Callahan

First some rough sketches.  My patron gave me the height of the seat from the ground, and I measured the wagon with which she will be bringing this to her estates. 
So some sketches to get the idea of the thing.  Then some more refined sketches, changed the idea of it a little here, and there.  Then starting to get some of the specific joinery down, how the pieces will fit together. 

 Then a parts list, with measurements.  I'm still not sure how deep the seat is going to be, which is why some parts don't have measures yet.


This daffodil is deep in his cups!

Pollarding a walnut and cleaning up perennials

Not really warm enough for this sort of work, but good to get my hands in the dirt again

Monday, March 14, 2016