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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 12-03-2016 09:10 PM 1148 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So, my bride comes to me this morning asking, “what’s wrong with this picture?”
 

 
Realizing that it had been quite a few years since my first Hepplewhite stand, I committed to build another to even out the look of our bedroom. The first stand, built in 1997, has red oak legs, hackberry sides and drawer font, and a sassafras top. It was finished with shellac and beeswax. The top has been re-waxed several times over the years and is in need of a touch up. As to the new stand, although it will be dimenionally identical, it will have cherry legs, and Ambrosia maple sides, drawer front and top. Finished in kind with shellac and beewax.

So, using this cherry and Ambrosia maple …
 

 
... recently purchased from Suwanee Lumber (the best little lumber company in all of Georgia), I’m going to use just these tools …
 

 
... and this simple drawing …
 

 
... to build yet another Hepplewhite one drawer stand. Wish me luck. Thanks for looking, more to come!

Hepplewhite Stand #1: What's Wrong With This Picture
Hepplewhite Stand #2: First Things First
Hepplewhite Stand #3: Lay-Out & Rough-Cut
Hepplewhite Stand #4: A Proper Edge
Hepplewhite Stand #5: Mortises - Finally!
Hepplewhite Stand #6: Frame Members Sized for Tenons
Hepplewhite Stand #7: Tapering the legs
Hepplewhite Stand #8: Completed Legs and Drawbore Pins
Hepplewhite Stand #9: The Drawer
Hepplewhite Stand #10: Final Assembly

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.



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ralbuck

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#1 posted 12-03-2016 09:15 PM

Looking good.

I do make a comment though.

Vertical real estate building space is free! I think the utility of having 2 drawers per stand will offset the better look of a single drawer.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Ron Aylor

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#2 posted 12-03-2016 09:39 PM



Looking good.

I do make a comment though.

Vertical real estate building space is free! I think the utility of having 2 drawers per stand will offset the better look of a single drawer.

- ralbuck

All true, ralbuck, but the original stand has but one drawer! And besides … the more drawers the more junk we cram into them, right? LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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theoldfart

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#3 posted 12-03-2016 09:40 PM

Ok Ron, I’m chuckling now. The table I showed you is supposed one of a pair of night stands! I also have been in receipt a spouses hints on completing said night stands. So I’m watching with reservations. :-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Ron Aylor

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#4 posted 12-03-2016 09:49 PM



Ok Ron, I m chuckling now. The table I showed you is supposed one of a pair of night stands! I also have been in receipt a spouses hints on completing said night stands. So I m watching with reservations. :-)

- theoldfart

Surely you won’t have a 20 year gap between stands like I’m going to … LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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HokieKen

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#5 posted 12-03-2016 10:40 PM

I don’t see your tablesaw and your drill press is missing the motor ;-P

I’ll be watching but won’t show the wife. She may want a table and may cut my tool budget if she finds out this stuff can be done with only hand tools!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 12-03-2016 11:27 PM



I don t see your tablesaw and your drill press is missing the motor ;-P

I ll be watching but won t show the wife. She may want a table and may cut my tool budget if she finds out this stuff can be done with only hand tools!

- HokieKen

Kenny, all of my saws are on the table … doesn’t that make them tablesaws? Oh, and the motor for the drill press was behind the camera!

... you really shouldn’t keep your bride in the dark like that.
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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HokieKen

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#7 posted 12-04-2016 03:24 PM

Maybe I’ll borrow one of your shop candles for her :-p

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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jbay

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#8 posted 12-04-2016 03:28 PM

What’s Wrong With This Picture

You need to remove the nightstand so that both lamps will be on the same plane. ;)

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HokieKen

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#9 posted 12-04-2016 05:43 PM


What s Wrong With This Picture

You need to remove the nightstand so that both lamps will be on the same plane. ;)

- jbay

Best solution is often the simplest :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Ron Aylor

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#10 posted 12-04-2016 09:37 PM


What s Wrong With This Picture

You need to remove the nightstand so that both lamps will be on the same plane. ;)

- jbay

Best solution is often the simplest :-)

- HokieKen

Occam’s razor does not apply in the situation as I am sure William was not a woodworker. LOL!
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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HokieKen

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#11 posted 12-05-2016 12:13 AM


What s Wrong With This Picture

You need to remove the nightstand so that both lamps will be on the same plane. ;)

- jbay

Best solution is often the simplest :-)

- HokieKen

Occam s razor does not apply in the situation as I am sure William was not a woodworker. LOL!
 

- Ron Aylor

Yeah, probably wasn’t married either

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Ron Aylor

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#12 posted 12-05-2016 10:58 AM


What s Wrong With This Picture

You need to remove the nightstand so that both lamps will be on the same plane. ;)

- jbay

Best solution is often the simplest :-)

- HokieKen

Occam s razor does not apply in the situation as I am sure William was not a woodworker. LOL!
 
- Ron Aylor

Yeah, probably wasn t married either

- HokieKen

Ya think? Touché ... LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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mafe

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#13 posted 12-05-2016 03:02 PM

I like your wife, good sense of humor.
Also like the old readinf stand in your workshop.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Ron Aylor

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#14 posted 12-05-2016 09:38 PM

Thanks, Mads. Yes, that stand-up desk was a joy to build. Believe it or not that desk (minus the legs) came out of the same board as the headboard for our bed! A massive plank of 5/4 pine. I found it and the slab for my bench in an abandoned woodshed on a friend’s property years ago!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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mafe

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#15 posted 12-06-2016 05:10 PM

;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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