Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April, 2010: jn3 Current Projects

I'm working on two very different projects at this time. The first one is a shelf, built to order to go in my mother's kitchen. It will hold a small television, among other things, and she had very specific size requirements. For one thing, it had to be large enough so her cat, Lucy, could sit on it if she so desires.

The second project is a new series of candle holders I'm building out several different types of wood. I'm using black walnut, purple heart, curly maple, yellow heart and red oak in various combinations. The ones you see here are curly maple with purple heart, and black walnut with purple heart. I think the effect is a good one and I expect to move several of these through my shops and at the craft fares this summer.

The unifying feature of both projects is the new router table. I used it to cut the joints and to round over the edges for the shelf unit, and to round over the edges on the four candle holders you see here. I plan to rout a cove profile on some other candle holders in this series, and I may use an ogee bit on some more.


Diana said...

They are beautiful. Sounds likethat new router table is working out great.

Jay Neale III said...

Well, thank you, Diana! I appreciate that! And yes, the table is wonderful!

Diana said...

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Jay Neale III said...

Well... COOL! Thanks!