Thursday, 19 March 2020
In Lock down
Because of the Corona Virus I am considered at risk due to my Asthma and age 72 years young.
Therefore we have gone into lock down for the foreseeable future.
I dont actually mind I am very lucky to have a large garden and my Workshop in the garden.
I am looking on it as an opportunity to explore making new works nothing to do with woodturning
I have loads of Woodturned stock so no point adding to it.
I thought I would do some Joinery I have all the Machines and materials so thought I would start by Making an Ash Coffee Table.
As I said I have all the Machinery but am not an experienced Joiner or Machinist.
Over the years I have been lucky that my Brother Chris who is a Joiner and Machinist has given me quite a bit of tuition.
So here we go a WIP on how I am making my Coffee Table
A lot of things to take into consideration.
The main consideration being Expansion and Contraction of the wood.
I would have liked to have made the top out of one wide piece of Ash but in would probably have warped and cupped.
To avoid this I have decided to cut the top into 5 boards of equal width and join them and use Bread board joints on the two ends
This will allow for Expansion and Contraction.
I am taking pictures as I progress and explaining as best I can .
This a plank of the Ash I bought recently stunning grain
The board has been given one strait edge on the planer ready to go against the fence.
As each board is cut it will then have one edge planed flat to go against the fence for the next cut