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Learning Curve #13: Tenons

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 2643 days ago 800 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am in the process of building a second plant stand (I thought that I would be done today but the Universe had other ideas.)

One thing that I am pleased with is the aging of the pine legs. Rick brought home some 1×2 pine which worked great for the legs but they were too white for my willow. So, I used some “greying” stuff that I bought at Home Hardware. (I’ll have to go look at the name of it). It turns wood a natural- weathered look. With just one light coat and an afternoon in the sun there is a definite difference in the colouring. It worked out well.

Now, for the learning Curve. Last time I made fake tenons by gluing on little squares of wood on top of the screwholes. It had a nice effect. Today when I went to copy this strategy it did not turn out so well—first of all, the way I had things lined up, the lid wouldn’t open completely. And then because the table is a little smaller than my first the blocks just looked too chunky and so I pulled them all off.

So here I am now, with an unfinished table and trying to come up with a second backup plan.

The Learning Curve: I’m pretty sure the Universe is smiling, saying “Debbie, it’s time to try a REAL tenon and you wouldn’t be having this problem!!! The cover-up was find the first time but did you really think I’d let you get away with that again???!!!!”

Ok Universe—that’s for my NEXT table, but first I have to finish this one!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 2643 days ago

Keep on smiling, keep on smiling, & the whole world smiles at you.
Trying to keep in tune. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2643 days ago

lol I’m smiling!! I’m smiling!! :D

Lovely voice, by the way

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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pierre

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#3 posted 2643 days ago

Debbie,

Hats off to you ! After four years, I’m not even there yet…but it’s coming.

pierre

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#4 posted 2642 days ago

don’t get too excited Pierre, I haven’t tried it yet—just know that I’m going to have to for my next table. I’m sweating, just thinking about it

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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frank

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#5 posted 2642 days ago

Hi Debbie;
—-Ha!....just remember that there is no need to sweat the small stuff and since you’ve all-ready saw your-self as being able to do this….70% of the work is all-ready done. All that remains now is for you to just re-move a little wood, or if you will, just go and curl some wood off, till what remains is a tenon.

Remember all the talk about ‘cloud lift’, well go and do a ’tenon lift’.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#6 posted 2642 days ago

What is after the next table? Your Maloof chair?

: ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 2642 days ago

what’s with the chair/? !!! lol I do believe you’ve hinted at this before..
Let’s get this table thingy down pat first! haha :)

thanks Frank… we’ll see what I come up with today.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 2642 days ago

That’s going to be great, a Maloof chair made of Willow. I can’t wait. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2642 days ago

quit ganging up on me!! haha :)

or I “willow” have to do something drastic!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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