Southwest Cocktail table #6: Gettin' Leggy

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Blog entry by MarkTheFiddler posted 08-05-2013 02:02 AM 949 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: More of the table top. Part 6 of Southwest Cocktail table series Part 7: Table Built - on to the the finish ........ line. »

Whew Doggie! It’s hot out there.

You may have been through the same thing as me. Glue – clamp – look at the clock – look at the clock – look at the clock…. Either that or you’re gettin’ funky with the pin nailer.

Today and Yesterday it was easy to allow for glue dry time. I work out of the garage and the temperature has been a over 100 for a while. I Cut – Glue – Clamp – and run inside to rehydrate. That glue up time was all said and done by the time I returned to the garage.

Despite my slow pace, I managed to cut and attach the sides of the cocktail table.

I also got started on the legs – Yee Haa!!!!

This is my first encounter with purple heart. That’s some hard wood! I’m going to have to clean my blades up because I could feel those going through the saw. I also got some experience with Peruvian walnut. That is beautiful stuff and it was not quite as hard as the purple heart.

I believe I’m on the backside of this project. There will be lots of sanding to be sure but I can see what the table is becoming and I really like it.

I just want to let you all know that I appreciate the heck out of you. There is no way I would have dreamed of a project like this 15 months ago.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 08-05-2013 03:40 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

You got it Started!

Looks very nice, so far…

It’s going to be a beautiful table… I can just “see it”!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 08-05-2013 01:25 PM

Lookin’ mighty fine, Mark.

From over-stuffed to sawdust to subjugated remodelist your passions seem to know no bounds. you’ve refined and improved your woodworking aptitude, you may have to change your moniker to ‘Marcus the Violinist’.

Work Safely and have Fun. – 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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#3 posted 08-05-2013 09:36 PM

Howdy guys. Thanks so much for the compliments.

Joe, Me too – “Seeing” that is.


You can call me overstuffed, subjugated, sawdust for brains, monkey this and that and I’m really OK with it. But when you call me a violinist – well…...

My friend – you make me smile. Thanks.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#4 posted 08-10-2013 05:34 AM



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