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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|added blog entry||Stickley No. 622 Trestle Table #8: Attaching the Legs & Playing with Milk Paint||06-29-2016 11:14 AM|
|commented on||Quieter, better filtration than standard shop vac||06-28-2016 06:06 PM|
|commented on||Wood patio chair Cupholder||06-28-2016 06:05 PM|
|commented on||Morris Chair and foot stool||06-26-2016 12:59 PM|
|commented on||DIY Dog Storage Box||06-25-2016 01:26 PM|
|commented on||French Rolling Pins||06-24-2016 11:29 PM|
|commented on||What To Do With That Sheet of 3/4" Plywood||06-24-2016 11:05 AM|
|commented on||Ribbon and Bow Box (Re-Mastered)||06-24-2016 11:00 AM|
|commented on||Hinged sheetgoods rack||06-24-2016 10:56 AM|
|commented on||One more box for the upcoming shows...||06-21-2016 11:17 AM|
|commented on||A gift for my girlfriend||06-18-2016 01:42 AM|
|commented on||Wedding wine box||06-17-2016 11:53 PM|
|commented on||Wedding wine box||06-17-2016 11:37 PM|
|added project||Wedding wine box||06-17-2016 10:00 PM|
|commented on||Gift from a Lumberjock #1: Apron trade for the Wampum bowl||06-16-2016 10:28 PM|
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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...