Last night whilst trying to make myself some popcorn the microwave refused to open. I quickly resigned myself to buying a new machine. After googling away and eyeing off 100’s of microwaves, I realised the fault actually seemed mechanical and I might actually be able to fix it myself.
I quickly removed the cover and discovered the problem, a hinged component of the locking/unlocking mechanism had failed.
Now the microwave was probably 10 years old so I knew trying to …
Lets face it 99% of woodworking is just working with straight timber and 90 degree joints. Being able to work with compound curves and even a little carving will open up your woodworking to a whole new level.
I am jumping into curves by attempting a small table using Ball and Claw style cabriole legs.
Ok let the fun begin, the table is based on an episode of “Rough Cut Woodworking” (Episode 11, Season 1). The timber used is some
Got to spend a little more time tweaking and refining the console table. The top and bottom shelfs were finished and rough sanded. The final height of the bottom shelf was decided and the legs have all been given a slight taper.
For the sake of a little practice I hand planed the tapers instead of cutting them on the bandsaw.
The ends of the legs were marked on the inside faces with a 6mm taper and ran 150mm up
Time for a new project, I have been looking for something to replace a little table we have in our main living area. Spotted this via google images and I really like the style. I was only able to find this picture, the company selling the table no longer carried them and the link was dead.
With not much to go by in regards to dimensions out comes sketchup to the rescue, I quickly roughed out the dimensions and proportions:
Finishing consisted of a coat of linseed oil followed about about 6 sprayed coats of pre-cat lacquer (75% gloss). I added a little walnut stain to the initial coats and only applied those coats to the lighter pieces (legs).
I am happy the way they turned out, especially considering I had no plans to base them on.
Piano Stool with insert padded seat. Still might add some bracing to the lid to support the