Yesterday I got the pigeon hole carcasses done. There is definitely more work in them than it seems. They are all done out of 5/16 stock, except where the prospect door will be, then it’s 1/2″. I need the heavier wood to install the hinges & lock. I have done all kinds of pigeon holes – serpentine, real elaborate, carved fans – but this setup is a simple one that really looks nice. We will be doing an adverse wood on the drawer fronts and the little raised panel in the door, perhaps some tiger maple or birdseye.
Here are some shots of the big curly cherry for the stepback.One Board sides. Top. All the same tree. I like that, but it’s sure getting harder to find and even harder to afford. It’s expensive, but it also adds a ton of value to a piece. Can you imagine all of the massive trees & lumber the “old timers” had access to? They would cut a tree and if it didn’t give them what they wanted, they’d just cut another. After all, they had a continent full of it, and then of course it could always be used for firewood.
Got a new product to give a try. It’s a “green” waterbased finish from Vermont Coatings. It’s made from “whey”, a byproduct of making cheese. Will be anxious to give it a try. I like checking out new products. Keeps me young, keeps me learning. That’s what I really like. Then again, sometimes it just gives me a headache. Ok, Sherri says I’m not to talk about the “Shaker Clock” until I’m ready to get it out to you. Well, I’m about ready. Crystal, Sherri’s daughter, has been helping her, and they’ve been doing the “sketch up” thing, and as well we did some research into the original clock. It’s interesting how it has evolved from its original. But “no worries” – we got the scoop on it, and we’re gonna do as close as possible to the “original”, as well as our modern version. We will be doing 3 clocks total, and I’m going to leave this here because Sherri and Crystal have a nice “writeup” and all in the works. This is a long-awaited project and I’m really looking forward to it. Now with Crystal on board, I can write my blog (pen & paper) and get my pictures, and “the girls” get it typed and up and posted for me. God Bless them. Crystal types extremely well and to hear her and Sherri both typing sounds like a hundred “very quiet” woodpeckers on one tree. It’s a nice sound. Later ya’ll.