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Refurb, Table for a Desk #4: With a Foot to Boot

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 05-01-2013 10:27 PM 956 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Time to Make Sawdust Part 4 of Refurb, Table for a Desk series Part 5: Make Ready the Top! »

Left off with a boot for a foot.

Time to shape this into a ball-ish type thing that (somewhat) matches the other three.

Sawed to a baseline, then chiseled.

The started working my way from the Bottom – Up.

Made it round with the #92 should plane…

Rasp and sandpaper finished the task.

Next time, top cut and cleanup to get the desk-sized object ready for finish. Thanks!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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#1 posted 05-01-2013 10:30 PM

Nice match!

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#2 posted 05-01-2013 10:48 PM

No fear. Only “Do.”

Nice repair!

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#3 posted 05-02-2013 12:04 AM

Awesome, Smitty, thanks for the lessons!
Love me that SW 18!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#4 posted 05-02-2013 12:35 AM

Coming together nicely. The leg fix looks pretty stout.

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#5 posted 05-02-2013 01:25 AM

This one is for the work that you do…...

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#6 posted 05-02-2013 02:52 AM

Oh, that looks nice Don.

Thanks, guys, on the bum leg fix. I’m pretty pleased at this point. It’s very strong and should stain to match the orig. perfectly. I may do some more fine rasp work and sanding before then, we’ll see. Need to check it with a caliper.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 05-02-2013 04:57 AM

Very nice Smitty, you never fail to entertain

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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#8 posted 05-02-2013 08:33 AM

Very well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 05-02-2013 11:53 AM

How did you find the center axis of the leg from the bottom?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#10 posted 05-02-2013 11:58 AM

Held a straightedge in the air and eyeballed it. Turned the table 90 degrees, repeat. It seemed to work!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#11 posted 05-02-2013 12:48 PM

You eyeballed it? Crazy talk!

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#12 posted 05-02-2013 01:09 PM

Gave the table a quarter turn quite often as I was rasping. The ‘bulbous’ profile is pretty straightforward, and with each turn I could see imbalance and remove it. The four-in-one rasp was great at that point.

Top has to be cut down to size, and a cove detail added that will match it up with the underside edges of the Lincoln topper. Then there’s the issue of the top itself. The thing is wavy like the navy, no kidding. To flatten it top and bottom will cost me a good 1/4” of thickness. Thinking of mounting it to the base and flattening just the top, then. Just not sure, we’ll see when I get it screwed into place.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#13 posted 05-02-2013 03:21 PM

wow! I was just about to ask how you found center. I guess any minor variation wont be that noticeable any way. It came out really good Smitty. Good show!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#14 posted 05-02-2013 04:14 PM

C’mon, Maur! What minor variations?? It’s dead-nuts perfect! ;-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#15 posted 05-05-2013 01:55 AM

Raspin at its best!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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