Eighteenth Century Cabinet #1: Some Joinery Pictures

This blog series is a year old now, starting in Dec. 2020.

There seemed to be a lot of interest in my 18th century French joinery post so I thought I’d throw out some progress pics. They are fairly self explanatory if you have watched the video https://youtu.be/Ul-GsIzkjIY so I won’t add a lot of words but feel free to ask if you have questions.

Trial curves to see what looked good. I chose the 2” one

Staves cut

Rub joints with HHG, no clamps

Sub-assemblies glued up with tape clamping

Curve check

Rough smoothing outside of curve

.... and inside

Sanding the show side.

That’s enough for now. I’ll post some more in a little while.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.