Frank will here on Monday, and we begin another saga on the Bombe, this time its the bottom drawers, these are a bit of a challenge, all the angles and shaping the drawer sides to match and run in the shaped sides, lots of hand planing and fitting, lots of it.
So today I am going to pull out the Worksharp and get all the planes and chisels ready to go, touch them up with some 6000, then a good leather stroping with the leather wheel and we should be ready to rock and roll.
For me this is the enjoyable part of this piece, I love to shape wood, it is the slowest part of the process and takes time and patience, never rush it, but rather enjoy it, the final result will show your skill and patience, and patience is the primary , again
“Sneak up on it”, it just works,
Yesterday I saw the Woodcraft flier that had the Freeman pin nailer on sale for 40.00 http://www.woodcraft.com/Catalog/ProductPage.aspx?prodid=29312&ss=26946949-a552-469f-8955-a0f6156d6e8c
also read the reviews, and then contacted one of the guys at Woodcraft and from all I can see it looks like a good deal and a good pin nailer, so I ordered one, also ordered a rebuild kit for my Krex , its shot a ton of pins and its starting to miss fire some, so time to fix it, but for 40.00 I had to get the Freeman , I use these alot for holding drawer fronts in position and as well for molding applications, I have also been known to use them a time or 20 for holding a template for pattern routing , and when done simply pull the pin and no issue , so as soon as it arrives I will check it out and let you know what I think.
Me and the flu bug are still somewhat at odds, but I seem to be winning, I will get the blanket chest base together and a little final shaping and we are ready to start finishing, and then start looking at starting the cherry slant front, I am assuming this is still where we want to go, havent had much imput on it, so guess we will just do it. I think it’s an excellent project, it sure is one of the top searched pieces , so there is certainly alot of folks looking to make one, or purchase one.
yesterday Bob Revelle and his wife Polly came by , they have been vacationing from Arkansas and decided to swing by and say hello, so we are going to glue up the base this morning, and film it so all the show folks will get to say hello to Bob , and we did the same with Mike Wilson, but then he caught the flu bug, oops… so I will be more careful with Bob ( sorry Mike) .
Y’all be safe ,