Trestle Table Desks #3: Fixing a flub and stacking parts

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 11-13-2010 02:57 AM 1237 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Additional Mortising, air control, mortiser lube, A-Town apron Part 3 of Trestle Table Desks series Part 4: Shaping the feet and anticipating an uneven floor »

The dado for the juniper panels (see the image of the parts) is quite wide. I used a 1” straight router bit in the saw table. I was inattentive on one and let it get by about 3/4”. Though the error would likely never be seen, I decided to plug it. In the image you’ll see the plug glued in and the scrap from which it was taken. The second one shows the result of putting a little glue in the voids and sanding with a RO machine and 150x.

All the parts are now machined for the joinery. Next step is fitting the tenons and mortises and labeling them. Then I’ll cut the shapes on the feet and shoulders and we’re ready for some assembly! Next Week!

This afternoon I journeyed to Hardwood Industries and got the one more piece of 6/4 cherry I need for the second top. I decided to make the stretchers out of juniper, just for sport, and I had that in stock.

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#1 posted 11-13-2010 03:42 PM

Nice match on the plug!

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 11-13-2010 08:19 PM

Lee, it really helps my ego to see the pros make mistakes too. lol Nice recovery. I’m just learning the M&T joinery. I am going to need a good set of chisels though. But that is just a bit later. Rand+

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#3 posted 11-19-2010 07:42 AM

Nice repair job! That one is going to be almost invisible.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 12-10-2010 04:22 AM

Yes it is coming along and it is deffinatley looking good.


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