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End table for wife's room #1: Bases cut and one assembled.

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Blog entry by MarkTheFiddler posted 10-16-2012 02:33 AM 1602 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m working on the companion end tables to the pentagon cocktail table. The top will be solid oak with Brazilian Cherry surrounding it. It’s nice to work on an easy project for a change. Gluing and fastening the base was a one hour job as opposed to a 5 hour job.

All the wood is cut and ready to be assembled. I hopethey turn out nice even though they will be fairly basic (and small).

-- Thanks for all the lessons!



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lanwater

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#1 posted 10-16-2012 05:30 AM

It looks like you are keping youself very busy :)

Are you done with the pentagon cocktail table?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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GrandpaLen

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#2 posted 10-16-2012 06:34 AM

Mark,

90 degree angles and pocket hole joinery.

You can probably do this with one hand tied behind your back now. :-) ...just sayin’.

Accent tables to your pentagon cocktail table project. Kind of like running a cool down lap, I would think.

Will you be retreating to the remodeling mode next or do you have another project on the drawing board?

We’ll be tuning back in for updates.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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MarkTheFiddler

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#3 posted 10-16-2012 12:57 PM

Lanwater,

Ill be posting the completed cocktail table next Monday. I know that sounds funny but it will be safe to attach the base. A gent at woodcraft recommended coat of tung oil, 3 days to harden, 00000 steel wool, repeat 3 more times. I can do that. I think the 3 day wait is overkill but what the hey?

Grandpa Len,

I’m so glad I don’t feel the need to outdo my last project. Your metaphor is spot on. I almost felt guilty about posting a blog but I enjoy chatting with you all. It seems I have a few selfish bones in my body. ;)

I’ll be doing a bit of refurbing but I have several wood working projects left on the list. To me, it’s all the same animal. It’s all about taking a so so plain vanilla home and making it awesome. Sometimes, especially when I’m doing woodwork, it feels like I’m crawling. But then again, it’s all getting done.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Ethan Harris

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#4 posted 10-17-2012 12:42 AM

Keep it up Mark! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks

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MarkTheFiddler

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#5 posted 10-17-2012 09:20 PM

I messed up and I’m afraid I’m going to live with it. I cut the legs for this table before I corrected the bevel setting on my table saw. (Several Weeks ago) I’m off by about 1/2 degree so the rails do not meet to form a perfect rectangle. I should have been paying closer attention. The base of the table is not a true rectangle. It slants by 1/2 degree and I can see it.

The out of square legs explains why I got a few tiny gaps when I glued and screwed the rails on.

I hope it doesn’t end up being one of those errors I see every single time I see the table. If I’m lucky, I’ll forget it was ever wrong in the first place.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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MarkTheFiddler

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#6 posted 10-21-2012 01:56 AM

I moved on. The second base is built, sanded, and has the first coat of tung oil hardening. Tomorrow, I will look at my first end table base again. Is it firewood or am I just too picky? I hope I’m too picky.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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KOVA

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#7 posted 10-21-2012 04:34 AM

ESA MESA ESTÁ PERFECTA MARCOS!!!!!!
BUSCA UN TÉRMINO MEDIO PARA CRITICARTE
A TÍ MISMO JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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MarkTheFiddler

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#8 posted 10-25-2012 12:50 AM

I glued up the last top today. It’s all down to the finish. 11 days til completed project.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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KOVA

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#9 posted 10-26-2012 04:46 AM

PERFECTO MARCOS!!!!!

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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MarkTheFiddler

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#10 posted 10-30-2012 04:04 AM

Gracias mi amigo.

3 more days and I get to call this one complete. I love it when the projects start to come together. One last coat of tung oil goes on Wednesday.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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