My neighbor came over yesterday with a classic problem...a board too short.
He was repairing it for his sister and cut the coopered top 1/2 inch too narrow. He cut it to fit the opening, but forgot to add the part that goes into the groove.
Anybody have a way to stretch it ?
I love working Sapele. It can splinter and you have to pay attention to grain direction to get clean router cuts, just like any wood. But I find it very stable and sandable.
It does come in a lot of color variations so pay attention to that especially when selecting.
And for an “ exotic” I think...
The big one is 48” x22” x 22”. The small one is 23 x 16” x 16”. No plans...just started building. I had a stack of Sapele and I built to suit the supply, trying to use it all. I used some fancy veneer shorts for the backs. But the construction was the same.
The carcasses were frame and panels...
I built a miniature blanket chest for a charity Auction. Being small, I didn’t want to muck up the inside too much with holding hardware. It will slam shut.
So, I want to put a little medallion on the inside of the lid saying something to the effect “ I Bite Fingers” . It only needs to be about...