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Parlor Table (?) #2: Some Progress

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 08-09-2014 04:53 AM 921 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Getting to Know You... Part 2 of Parlor Table (?) series Part 3: Top Don't Fit? Trim the Table! »

It was more than a year ago the table-without-top hit the shop

http://lumberjocks.com/Smitty_Cabinetshop/blog/36408

But now there’s progress. The top won’t be wood, but vintage marble. Marked this wide piece…

Had it cut into three pieces (big one is the keeper of course).

But it’s not deep enough.

Table base will need to be resized to fit the ‘new’ top. Disassembly, anyone?

Next, we cut and re-assemble. Until next time…

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



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walden

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#1 posted 08-09-2014 05:33 AM

Looking good Smitty!

-- "When and if the day comes a lion is on my roof, I am hiring a realtor." ShaneA

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Don W

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#2 posted 08-09-2014 10:45 AM

Thanks for taking us along. The marble top will be a nice addition.

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

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 08-09-2014 11:42 AM

If i was a half broken piece of vintage furniture landing in your shop would be awesome. Watching with interest Smit.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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GrandpaLen

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#4 posted 08-09-2014 12:51 PM

Roy Underhill has a dulcimer in the background.
Smitty has his acoustic guitar, this is going to be a good one, better go pop some corn. ...brb

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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terryR

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#5 posted 08-09-2014 01:07 PM

Thanks for sharing!
Reclaim, repair, rebuild, reuse…

...and the old patina is free! LOL.

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 08-09-2014 01:32 PM

The slab was a ‘found’ piece with a corner busted off. Had a local countertop place cut it to a useful piece, and that investment far exceeds the value of this table, let me tell ya. Oh well, lesson learned.

Pieces getting shortened, more to come.

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

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terryR

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#7 posted 08-09-2014 01:41 PM

^yeah, a wet saw that big costs $$$. I’ve cut smaller pieces on a Borg saw, and that usually ends up with breakage. So, I think your money was well spent, Smitty. The finished table will be gorgeous! :)

Wow, I love your dining room table and chairs!

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 08-09-2014 04:44 PM

Thanks Terry – The table set was my grandmother’s fanciest furniture, I’m told.

Next installment has been posted...

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

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AnthonyReed

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#9 posted 08-11-2014 12:02 AM

Woot!!!

+1 Terry.

The tidbits of your family history that come to light are very interesting too Smitty. Thank you for sharing.

-- ~Tony

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