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Shop stuff #60: Starting on the coffee table

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Blog entry by JimDaddyO posted 10-23-2016 02:40 PM 807 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 59: Makita 2012 thickness planer service Part 60 of Shop stuff series Part 61: Coffee table pt. 2 »

Now that I have made the track for the circular saw, and got the planer tuned up, I can actually start building the coffee table that I promised my wife for her birthday back in January. I am taking a bit of a different tack on this series of videos by making them shorter. I think that will make viewing them easier. Most of my build videos I have made longer because I thought I would lose continuity but I think they may be a bit long for viewing. This series I am going to try to keep each segment under 20 minutes.

Last may I bought 3 slabs of ash to make this build. I love the look of ash. though being very hard and stringy it can be a bit of a bear to work with. I put them on stickers in the shop and let them sit until August as they were still a bit moist. I don’t have a moisture meter, I just went on what the guy at the mill told me and my gut feelings. I have re-done the finish on the top already once. Well, not even once as I am not quite finished it yet. I went out to the shop yesterday and fired up the heater which ran out of fuel before the place heated up properly. I guess I have a propane tank to fill now. Perhaps Mother Nature will help out a bit with a few more warmer days this year.

In this video, I get started on cutting the slabs to size on the edges that join together.


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-- my blog: http://watertoneworkshop.blogspot.ca/ my You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA?view_as=subscriber



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