Bathroom Vanity

FullSizeRender-1Bathroom vanity ready for faux finisher.

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Powermatic Vintage Bandsaw

Powermatic 80This past Friday  I inherited a vintage Powermatic Bandsaw.  It is missing the emblem that would document the model and serial number, but I believe it is a model 80, and was made in McMinnville TN about 1958. The saw has had only one previous owner and was used in an Antique restoration business located in Chattanooga TN.  Over the next few months I plan to document the restoration of this gem and post photos and descriptions so please send me your comments if you have any questions.

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FAMILY TREASURE RESTORED!

After years of exposure to sun, oxygen, dust, mice, and daily use this family treasure was in need of a full restoration.  The first photo shows the cabinet just prior to removal of the original finish.  The finish was so oxidized that the beauty beneath was invisible.

The second photo is a drawer front after the finish was removed, but prior to the veneer repairs.  Note the holes where nails were used to secure the veneer a very long time ago.

The last photo shows the restored cabinet returned to the customer.

Chest of Drawers before finish removal

Chest of Drawers before finish removal

drawer front veneer repair

drawer front veneer repair

Full restoration

Full restoration

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Mouse in the HOUSE!

Tell tale sign of a mouse (or one of God’s small creatures) worked very hard to get into this drawer.  Just wondering if it was taking up residence, or after a tasty treat?

The bottom of the drawer sides were so badly worn new wood needed to be added.

Mouse

Mouse

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There are no short cuts!

Messages Image(1895076820)Received a call yesterday to install crown and base trim.  The homeowner made the original contractor tear out his installation because the quality of their work was unacceptable.

Friend of mine sent me a text today with this photo attached.

Ironic…..?

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Sacred Box: Mahogany communion box for St. Paul’s Franklin TN

Communion box 1

sa·cred
ˈsākrəd/
adjective
adjective: sacred
  1. connected with God (or the gods) or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration.
Communion box 2

Communion box 2

Communion box 3

Communion box 3

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One Joint, one plane, one clamp

One of the projects currently in the studio this week is a live edge black walnut table.  So how did Grandpa glue a 90 inch long joint?  With a spring joint of course.  Surprisingly simple, incredibly strong.

Spring Joint

Spring Joint

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