Beanstalk

Do you ever need to cut non-perpendicular mortises with your hollow chisel mortiser? We find a simple MDF cradle cut on the CNC router to hold the workpiece at the required angle to be very effective.

Simple textures, easily added with the CNC router, can turn ordinary materials in to style magic.  They’re a devil to photograph, though, particularly with digital.

Moisture resistant MDF finished with water-borne lacquer.

We’ve had a flurry of staircase to make recently.  The non-right angles of these two half-turn examples gave some additional interest, but once they are planned out in 3D they present little difficulty.  We generally tackle staircases for buildings that for some reason cannot accept an ‘of the shelf’ unit, preparing the drawings, cutting the strings, newels, kites and special treads, and bull-nose details.  The whole is then assembled in the workshop before being broken down in to convenient sections for transport to the installation site.

Victorian stile sash window replacements.  We cut the horns; Contact Forest Designs for your windows.

Victorian stile sash window replacements.  We cut the horns; Contact Forest Designs for your windows.

I’m not sure what we’re going to do with this Celtic knotwork.  This is v-carved, painted, and then sanded off.  A simple and very effective process.

I’m not sure what we’re going to do with this Celtic knotwork.  This is v-carved, painted, and then sanded off.  A simple and very effective process.