William and Mary dressing table – part 1.

WroteВиктория, March 2, 2016 в Furniture, WIP | RSS

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I’ve been working on it since the beginning of the year, then I switched to making a workbench, and now I’m off the project for a week because of my daughter’s illness.
It was my first try using a lathe duplicator, and I’m quite pleased with the results.
But let’s start from the beginning. I start with cutting the legs, the turned part is bigger in diameter than the upper part. So I remove the waste with my router.

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As you can see on the right, there is a small stopper I made, so all the legs would be identical.
Now I’m making mortises, I used two stoppers here for the same reasons. The only thing is that I had to use CNC bits here – the mortise is less than 1 mm.

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Now it’s time to turn the legs.

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I’m making the piece out of walnut. I’m pretty happy with how it looks in miniature, but making blind dovetails by hand on 1,5mm thick drawers is a nightmare. I gave up. Dremel bits work ok though, but I wish I could make dovetails the way I wanted.

So here are the legs.

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The rest was much easier and faster to make.

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Now I’m making the inner parts of the table.

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Assembling all the parts.

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William and Mary dressing table - WIP

William and Mary dressing table - WIP

Stay tuned for the next post.

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