Due to the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) vaccination progress and the Governor's relaxation of restrictions, it looks like we may be able to resume meeting in person in September, pending interest and church approval.
FOR SALE Dewalt Power Shop – Radial Saw Arm $100 Wood Master 24” Drum Sander Model 2675 $250 Grizzly Joiner 8” Model G1018 $350 Grizzly 1 ½ hp Shaper $100 Shop Smith Mark V $150 10 ER (Early Shop Smith) $35 Makita Planer 12" $35 Excalibur – Turns Table saw into a sliding table saw $75 General 350 Table saw fence travel 64” Rt. of blade $400 Drafting table – professional 5’ x 3’ $50 Vintage Table saw 1941/1942 Craftsman Builders saw $100 Work benches (two) 3 Lathes some work needed C-Clamps Pipe Clamps Scroll Saw
Here's a coffee table I finished a bit ago. The challenge on this was to get the three-pronged piece of willow incorporated in the butcher-block top. I made MDF patterns of the willow as well as the negative spaces between and around the willow branches, then used the negative-space patterns to fair the pieces of the red alder butcher block .... which went together with the willow to make up the top. I've wondered for the past few years if I could actually do this....and I'm really pleased that the joins between willow and alder are perfect for about 95% of the total length...the really tight places where the branches come together are less than perfect. I lucked out that the "diamond" parts of this piece of willow were all on one side, which became the bottom surface of the top. I also lucked out even the piece of willow to begin with....three branches all in a plane is rare in my experience....and I watch for them now.
The frame around the butcher block top, as well as the legs, aprons, stretchers, etc. are all cherry. Joinery is all wedged through-tenons...22 of them I believe.
Willow is NOT good furniture wood...it's so soft, yet stringy, that any edge tool tears it up. So there was a lot of sanding, and some very delicate work with a very sharp card scraper.
MONTHLY MEETINGS WHEN: First Thursday of each month (September through June) WHERE: Hillcrest Baptist Church 205 Black Diamond Road Port Angeles, WA TIME: 7-9:00 pm