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Shaker side table #2: stock preparation and joinery

1739 days ago by Mike Gager | 13 comments »

First up in this project is to sort through the wood I have available and find pieces that I want to use for each part. As I mentioned in part 1 the wood im using i salvaged from a house remodeling project and its some sort of pine and some douglas fir. here is what im working with Some of the wood is really dirty with caked on dirt and grime along with some roofing tar (these pieces were in the attic). not sure that i wanted to subject my planer and jointer to that much abuse i decided to build a jig to clean off the boards before running them through the machines. in hindsight i think it would have been fine to run the boards through but my jointer is only 6” wide so...

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