Workout In the Workshop

It’s been a bit but that’s mostly because I’ve been working in the shop and not spending much time blogging. That’s a good thing. So while I’m letting the second coat of paint dry and watching some basketball I’ll try to catch you up.

I wasn’t overly happy with my sanding job from a few weeks ago. I want a rustic look to the piece but I wanted to keep the inside natural with no finish. Therefore, I had to get rid of the old stain, grime, and schmutz. The photo below shows how most of the boards looked when I started.

Typical starting point

Typical starting point

I decided to breakout the hand planes and scrapers and get my cardio on. 

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Traversing the board with my trusting No. 5 from Josh Clarke.

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Tapping into nearly my entire hand tool arsenal.

When it was all said and done, the boards looked like this. A little sanding cleaned them up and made them smooth to the touch.

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The bottom pine board with a little hollow in the middle

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The inside of the front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next step was to put the pieces together with cut nails and I’ll go into that in the next post.

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About Shawn Nichols

Heady. Phishy. Woodworker
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