Furniture making

Added on by eric puryear.

I've been slowly working with some black walnut boards to make an endtable using hand tools. The wood has been joined with hand-sawn dovetails and is smoothed by hand planes. This project uses handtools exclusively. When I'm finished with the basic table I plan to finish it using a polissoir polishing technique with wax.

 

Started with raw, unfinished black walnut. Here it is after jointing and initial planing.

Started with raw, unfinished black walnut. Here it is after jointing and initial planing.

Cutting out the waste on the dovetails.

Cutting out the waste on the dovetails.

Cleaning out the waste on the pins.

Cleaning out the waste on the pins.