Monday, November 25, 2013

Major milestone for Abe

With the addition of doors and knobs the construction phase of the project is complete.  By far the most challenging job so far was to turn eight IDENTICAL knobs on my spindle lathe.  Under normal circumstances this would be the project where I upgrade to a lathe with a scroll chuck but I am trying to work to a budget this time round.  There has been a lot of free hand filing and sanding to shape the knobs but in the end I identified matched pairs and allocated them to specific locations so you can't notice any major differences (don't tell any one).

The next job is to pull it all apart, sand, stain and apply finish.  If I don't surface before Christmas it will be because I'm still sanding.