My second commission – part 12

19/6/2017 Let’s start with a confession. I did stuff around with some of the photos in this post. It is the first time that any of JNSQ’s photos have been altered, as far as I can remember anyway. The previous posts in this series can be found here. In this edition we will take a … Continue reading My second commission – part 12

My second commission – part 11

15/3/2017 As promised we will look into the process of jointing, gluing, and inserting dovetail keys into the top of the table in part eleven of our journey. The rest of this particular chronicle can be found here. The Kershout boards in the picture below were prepared up to this point towards the end of … Continue reading My second commission – part 11

My second commission – part 10

15/3/2017 My dear reader, I would like to apologise for my extended absence from the wonder world of virtual woodworking via the internet. You would find the reasons quite boring so let’s not waste any time nor effort ruminating on such drivel. This instalment of an apparently mammoth series will concern itself with the addition … Continue reading My second commission – part 10

My second commission – part 9

9/3/2017 This post disappeared from my site while it went into hiding. Here it is again for those of you who missed it. Welcome back to JNSQ woodworking. Here is hoping that we will continue to share woodworking banter and ideas in 2017. This past weekend was my first back in the shop and it … Continue reading My second commission – part 9

My second commission – part 8

20/10/2016 We finally arrive at the stage of this project that has generated the most anxiety for me. It will be my first attempt at using Windsor technology in any piece of furniture. As you know from the previous posts in this series I have completed the bulk of the so called trapezoid leg, so now … Continue reading My second commission – part 8

My Second commission – part 6

9/8/2016 It has been a long time since I posted the previous update on this project, so here goes. Maybe we should first just remind each other what we are aiming for. Below are two photos of the final version of my protracted design process in the form of a small mockup. In this post … Continue reading My Second commission – part 6

My second commission – part 5

23/5/2016 These Witpeer (Apodytes dimidiata) boards had a good 5 weeks to settle after all that hand milling we (yes “we”, we are a team now, I do the work and you get to read about it in the comfort of your own shop/home) did in the first part of April. They were clamped to … Continue reading My second commission – part 5

My second commission – part 4

31/3/2016 This past weekend I finally mustered enough courage to take on the Witpeer stock for the trapezoid leg of this table. You might remember the picture below, which is were I got to with these boards some weeks ago. The Witpeer (meaning white pear) is the light coloured wood at the top of the … Continue reading My second commission – part 4

My second commission – part 2

12/10/2015 If you want to read this epic tale from the start, go here for part one. The stock for this Nakashima-esque table has been sitting in the shop for the past 2 weeks. It should have acclimatised adequately by now for us to take the next step. Having said that, we’ve had a heatwave warning … Continue reading My second commission – part 2