Before attaching the legs, I had a lot of work to do to prep the table top for finishing. Even though it was on the underside, I still wanted to eliminate all the dried glue, so I busted out the card scraper and got to work. Before: After...
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA
I am currently in my 10th year as a Tech Ed Teacher at Highlands High School (North of Pittsburgh). I am always looking to challenge my skills by learning new techniques and applying them to create new projects for my classes. Although teaching wood shop was my first passion, I have also taken a liking to teaching drafting and graphic design.
I got into woodworking in the 8th grade, and took every shop class that was offered in my high school. It only seemed fitting that I would go on to college, and then back to high school to do what I love (this time on the other side).
-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails
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So the last picture in my previous post showed the wood I bought for the top. After looking at the post again, I didn’t feel the picture did the wood justice. So here’s a couple closer shots to see how impressively thick it is. ...
So it’s been a while since I posted anything on my table, despite my continued work on it. Sometimes I find its really hard to carve out a portion of the day to do this, but I feel like its really cool to document all the work that goes int...
After finally finishing with the incredibly large mortise and tenon joints in the legs, I still had one more set of mortises to drill and chisel. Ugh. At least this time it was a smaller scale, only going through a 1-1/2” bottom stretcher. ...
These are by far the largest, most difficult mortise and tenon joints I’ve ever attempted. 1” wide by 5” long, through 3-1/2” thick maple. After marking them out, I used a 1” forstener bit to hog out most of the mater...