What do you do when it's hot and humid outside? You come inside, get out your containers of triangles and diamonds and start quilting.Woods: Orange Osage, Walnut, Larch and Monkeywood.Frame: Zebrawood.Finish: Gloss lacquer.
A friend dropped off a big stack of maple 4×4s that had too much insect damage and punk to be used in furniture, so I used 2/3 of them to make two router tables. The first is for the PantaRouter and the second is for a normal router table.The PantaRouter table features storage for all the bits and parts that it uses (is has a fair bit of kit). It is done in Hickory. The traditional router table has two bit drawers, one for tall bits and one for regular bits, a wrench drawer and two large drawers that I use to keep my routers and router jigs. It is finished in walnut. I designed and 3d printed the drawer bottoms for the bit drawers to take 1/2 or 1/4 bits.The carcass is assembled with massive mortise and tenon joints with panels in groves. The drawers are simple box joints. The pulls are what was on hand or what was cheap. The finish is Osmo, but only two coats as it is expensive now days and that is more than enough for shop furniture. The PantaRouter table is on wheels to be moved around as needed and the standard table is on leveling feet inserted into 1/2” threaded inserts set into the maple. Each have their own electric with the routers hard wired to a mag switch that then connects to a service cord for the cabinet.I did a blog about the two tables, so if you want more details you can check it out.The dust collection on the traditional table is amazing. I always wanted a router table that fit my size (I am a big person with big hands and long arms…so now I have one that is wide and tall and so easy to use).These were fun, but I am glad to have found a home for the odd wood. I did not have room to store it and now I have two really needed items in the shop.
My wife's birthday present coming next week. She uses a ceramic bowl to put wrapped candies in for people at a Children's Hospital. Keeps it at her desk. I decided she needed a serious upgrade.Granadillo (from the Yucatan peninsula) 7 3/4” x 2 3/4” Friction Finish (Shellac/BLO/DNA) 10 coats This is hefty!