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Blog entry by Builder_Bob posted 04-20-2010 04:53 AM 1240 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished building a federal style card table loosely patterned after the plan in FWW issue #59, “Federal Card Table” by Michael Dunbar. That table in turn is based on a piece from the period, thought to be from Baltimore.

old table

I still consider myself a newbie, and was shocked at how well the finished table came out! Now I’m going to make a second table with a few improvements. If you’d like to follow along I can promise you that we will take an interesting and unconventional path which will only require a modest set of tools and skills.

Let’s get started!

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."

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#1 posted 04-20-2010 12:44 PM

Beatiful work there. Is that a inlay along the bottom edge ?

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 04-20-2010 02:37 PM

Very nice job Bob. Nice finish too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 04-20-2010 03:02 PM

Yup, a stock inlay strip. Quite easy (and inexpensive) to do actually. I’ll do another in this project blog.

BTW: The finish is water based!

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."

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