January is an answer to a question. Not the answer to the ultimate question, but the question "How long did it take you to make?" I can now answer by saying "January" rather than "blah blah number of hours".
What did I make in January? I made a chest of drawers in American walnut and steamed pear. Here we go with the pictures.
|These strips of timber will make the sides of the drawers.|
They are the first wood machined for the project, as I want
it to stand and acclimatise for as long as possible.
|This is a big plank of steamed pear. I did actually|
cross cut it with a hand saw!
|Four pieces of wood. These will become the cabinet legs.|
|I have five of these frames. They hold the sides of the carcass|
together, and the drawers run on them.
|The drawer frames being fixed to the carcass sides.|
|Here is the completed carcass (minus the top).|
|The last drawer box glue-up. This is the biggest of the five drawers.|
|Here the drawer boxes have been fitted into the cabinet carcass.|
|The handles for the drawers are handmade from pear.|
|Using yellow plastic shims while attaching the drawer fronts|
to the drawer boxes.
|And here is the finished piece.|