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Mission to two Mission Coffee Tables

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Blog series by Everett1 updated 656 days ago 3 parts 7464 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Material to rough size

663 days ago by Everett1 | 5 comments »

Starting the build of two matching Mission Coffee (Cocktail) tables. I was originally going to make one out of Cherry for my mother, but our living room could really use a new table, so I will be making a second one out of Walnut as well. Nothing too exciting so far. Just dealing with the challenge of trying to get the least amount of waste from the wood supply. Nothing is more aggrevating than going through all your pieces for planning, then realizing that your last piece of two would wor...

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Part 2: Jointing Until my Joints hurt

661 days ago by Everett1 | 1 comment »

Only about 3 hours of jointing, no big deal… Can’t complain too much. The Jointer my parents got me for my b-day/x-mas has made it much more enjoyable than my old Porter-Cable bench top jointer There is the stack, beautiful right angles on one side. Passing every board through the Planer tommorrow, one after another for same thickness is going to be a nice long night. My Neighbors must hate me… Quick side note: Multi-tasked tonight. Finishing up a table for my Wife&...

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Part 3: Tenons Tenons Tenons...

656 days ago by Everett1 | 3 comments »

It’s been a busy and productive past two days. Got all my stock to dimension and ready to go. Cut everything to length with my uber awesome “miter station”... Oh yeah, look at my built in stop blocks baby! I’m a tenon’s first kind of guy. My only reasoning, and not sure how good it is, is I like to take the pieces with tenons, and use those in 3D for the layouts of my Mortises. With a piece like this with a lot of slats, I feel it’s easier that wa...

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