Making Sofa table by handtools #4: Side panels / Restoring defects

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Blog entry by Jaeyoel Park posted 03-18-2009 08:13 AM 1655 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I put a symbol of bat on side panel using hand scroll saw.
as I told in my previous posting, It is Korean traditional one.

At sketchup, I printed the matched section in real scale.
and sticked it on dimensioned panel.

then, I sawed and sawed …

and tenons for joining with the apron which will be located between top and side panels…
I tried it with hand planes.
after marking with a knife, I used my small plow plane to cut off the shoulder first.

next, #4 removed out off the outer and made the cheek of tenons.

and trimmed the cheek with router plane.

With a dozuki saw and chisels, I cut the useless out of the tenons.
Then I adjusted the thickness of the tenons finally one by one.

If I have the Lie-neilson’s rabbet plane, I could do it more easy and fast.
but it’s too expensive.

Oh~~ no~~ I got some pressed defects on panels.
Later, I could find out a bolt was not removed on side of the router plane.

So, I tried to restore it.
at first, wet the board with water…

dried quickly with a maximum-heated iron over a towel.

Is it cool ?
See you :)

-- Falling in love with wood... J. Park , South Korea

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#1 posted 03-18-2009 10:27 AM

Dear Mr. Park,

I like your work and your tools very much. Thanks for sharing it with us!
I often come to Korea for business.
Can you please advise me where I can find VERITAS tools in Seoul?

Thank you,

-- Eldad

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Jaeyoel Park

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#2 posted 03-18-2009 01:07 PM

Dear Eldad...
Thanks for your nice words about my work.

I’m sorry that you can’t buy Veritas tools in SEOUL.
Actually, I bought those things from LeeValley. ( )
This shop receives international orders.
So, you can buy it via internet comfortably.
See you again :)

-- Falling in love with wood... J. Park , South Korea

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#3 posted 03-18-2009 04:25 PM

Yes, I’m familiar with leeevalley and already bought a few items from them.
Anyway, I was hoping to avoid the shipping costs somehow…

See you :-)

-- Eldad

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Occie gilliam

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#4 posted 07-02-2009 04:16 PM

Good post, I love the table. Now I will start using hand tools more and thanks for the info about the water trick

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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