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Blog series by MsDebbieP updated 04-02-2007 05:01 PM 4 parts 4364 reads 124 comments total

Part 1: where to start?

03-22-2007 01:52 PM by MsDebbieP | 5 comments »

Martin asked for the progress to be blogged, so I guess I’d better start writing. step 1: the hardest part, in my opinion, is deciding what the finished project “should” look like. I’m not one for copying so, of course, it has to have a little “Debbie” in the creation. What will the “Debbie effect” look like? Will it be the old barnboards from my great-grandfather’s farm? Will it be the rough-hewn pine or will it be the newly-found-l...

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Part 2: My Legs Are Bothering Me

03-26-2007 06:44 PM by MsDebbieP | 36 comments »

... the “table” has sat on my workbench for over a week now, untouched. “Why”, you ask? Well, it’s my legs. That’s it. One little thing. Well, four, actually—four little things.. Well, the “little” isn’t accurate either. If it /they were “little” I wouldn’t be stuck. It’s the tallness factor that has put a roadblock in my way. I don’t have any appropriate wood that is over 12” in length. That wo...

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Part 3: First stages

03-31-2007 12:41 AM by MsDebbieP | 70 comments »

Martin has asked for blogs re: the big table challenge and I figured that since I am tracking the process of this “creation” I might as well follow the journey with some photos. I re-read the rules to see if I was breaking any rules by posting the progress but I didn’t see anything that indicated that this was a “no-no” .. so here is the progress! Photo 1: The Beginning The table will be mostly willow of course (Hey, Chip – here’s my addiction o...

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Part 4: Shapely Legs

04-02-2007 05:01 PM by MsDebbieP | 13 comments »

My legs are starting to take shape. Rick and I raided the neighbour’s wood pile, or I should say selected a piece of wood after getting permission, and I now have a piece of wood that might be used for the legs. The wood is long enough and hopefully wide enough to do the trick. Type of wood: raided .. I mean… scavenged… I mean.. it’s a piece of firewood. Table Progress:Table top: check4 Aprons: checkLegs: in the making (hopefully)Shelf: still to be envi...

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