Sunday, August 01, 2010

That's enough for today

Not bad for a few hours work but it's about beer thirty and that's when the power tools stay off for the rest o' the day. I kinda like my fingers and plan on keeping 'em, thank you very much.

Nothing is glued up yet, just dry fitted and the drawer front stuck on with double sided tape. But I got the majority of it done. Still gotta mortise for lid hinges and route a profile around the top but mostly sanding and finishing after that. Might do some inlay on the top and drawer but I haven't decided yet. Sometimes contrasting colors look good and other times I like to just let the wood speak for itself.

And here's the part where I piss somebody off...

No, you can't have it when I'm done.



  1. Great work, me I look at wood and butcher it...Again nice job

  2. Anonymous3:53 PM

    Crack'alacking Smoozie Sweets! Woman, did u do that by urself?
    Hats down, Gens.
    Hey, Is this is cypress or cider (
    I think urs is far more superior then that fellow.
    Interestingly these joints has name as "dovetail" in English -speaking side, as in my country " swallowtail".
    Anyway, great job.

    "...I like to just let the wood speak for itself."

  3. Anonymous4:47 PM

    Box joints, not dovetails. Oh, and I think it's awesome how people think I'm a woman 'cause "crackwhore" appears in the name (which I'm surprised I haven't been sued for yet).

    Sorry to disappoint ya but I'm a guy.

    Many thanks for the compliments, though.


  4. Nice work bucko. I think she'll love it.:)

  5. Anonymous9:12 AM

    Lovely, lovely work! The drawer facing reminds me of the "zebra" coloring of sycamore. As a former brightwork specialist (boat nigger), I say "Let the wood speak for itself."
    I would love to see a pic of your apothecary chest, please. And, do you take commissions?