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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 05-14-2018 11:38 PM 549 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Some Assembly Required –
 
With all of the zig-zag decorated aprons and three of the carved sides complete, I though it time to cut mortises and dry fit the table frame together. I must say it was quite fun channeling my inner Peter Follansbee, but it’s time to put away the carving tools and get out the joinery tools …
 

 
… but first … I took the time to make two interlocking trays to hold my newly acquired gouges. All I have used so far is No. 7 straight gouges – 20mm & 10mm; No. 5 straight gouges – 20mm & 14mm; No. 9 straight gouge – 18 mm, No. 41 V-gouge – 10 mm; Phillips head screw driver, nail-set, and a 3/4” flat chisel. The interlocking trays just house the Hirsch gouges.
 

 
And of course, there is  a top … I couldn’t resist!
 

 
With the carving tools out of harms way for a bit, I started cutting mortises with a 3/8” mortise chisel and mallet.
 

 
I just need to do this three and a half more times … LOL! Next up will be the top and second tier … back in a few.
 
               
 
Thanks for looking, more to come. As always, all comments and/or questions welcomed.
 
Follow my progress with the links below.
Two-Tier Side Table #1 – Realization
Two-Tier Side Table #2 – Playing Around in Paint
Two-Tier Side Table #3 – Selecting Stock
Two-Tier Side Table #4 – Hepplewhite Visits Plymouth
Two-Tier Side Table #5 – I Can't Carve
Two-Tier Side Table #6 – Zig-Zags
Two-Tier Side Table #7 – My Very First Lunette
Two-Tier Side Table #8 – Some Assembly Required



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 05-15-2018 12:06 AM

Nice box for storing your carving tools, and your table is starting to have a certain table-like character to it. ;-)

Well done!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Ron Aylor

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#2 posted 05-15-2018 12:33 AM



Nice box for storing your carving tools, and your table is starting to have a certain table-like character to it. ;-)

Well done!

- Dave Polaschek


Thanks, Dave!

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 05-15-2018 12:37 AM

Well it certainly looks like your carving skills are pretty good. Very nice work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Ron Aylor

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#4 posted 05-15-2018 01:11 AM



Well it certainly looks like your carving skills are pretty good. Very nice work.

- Oldtool


Thanks, Tom. I sure glad I lost my fear of carving … it’s fun!

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#5 posted 05-15-2018 01:51 AM

Great progress, Ron!

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 05-15-2018 03:37 AM

You are going above and beyond the call of building Ron. And you have to love the storage box for the gouges.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Ron Aylor

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#7 posted 05-15-2018 10:13 AM


Great progress, Ron!

- Dan Wolfgang


Thanks, Dan. Actually it’s been kinda slow going … we’ve had a few 90°-plus days here in Liburn … making the shop almost 100°. Just too hot to be in there!

You are going above and beyond the call of building Ron. And you have to love the storage box for the gouges.

- doubleDD


Thanks, Dave. Yes, the storage box may be a bit over the top, but the carving on the top helps remind me what these things are for … LOL!

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#8 posted 05-15-2018 02:08 PM

Looking good!

-- Diego Cassels

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Ron Aylor

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#9 posted 05-15-2018 03:48 PM



Looking good!

- Diego Cassels


Thank you, Diego!

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Ron Aylor

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#10 posted 06-06-2018 11:21 PM

This blog series will continue on my WordPress blog. Thanks!

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