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Blog entry by SuburbanDon posted 03-06-2012 09:08 PM 929 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I picked up some curly maple for a small end table I want to make. Lots to think about and I will have to be on my toes as far as gluing the top up and attaching the small stretchers to the legs. Film at 11.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---



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#1 posted 03-06-2012 10:19 PM

Good luck, Look fwd to the journey along with you. I have been doing a blog on an outdoor table I’m currently making. It has been alot of fun.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 03-11-2012 10:53 PM

Minor update. All of the wood is cut and planed to thickness. I started gluing up the top. I’m doing it in two stages so I can concentrate on each joint at a time.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 09:54 PM

Now I have a small dilemma. My wood is all cut and I have small stretchers to attach to my legs. They are 3/4” square. If I were to make mortises and tenons, they would have to be about 1/2 ” square. My skills are such that I think dowels would be a better choice though I’m not a believer in them. Perhaps I will add a pin nail to each end of each dowel.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 09:34 PM

The table is coming along. The top is round and made from curly maple. This stuff chips easily. I created this fixture to give a true round smooth edge and it did not work well. The top was shimmed to the ceiling and it came loose. I ended up making a jig for the band saw which worked better but the edge was still rough. I was able to clamp the same jig to my little disc sander and managed to smooth the edges decently. I hand sanded it from there. Live and learn.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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