Making Sofa table by handtools

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Blog series by Jaeyoel Park updated 03-19-2009 04:21 PM 6 parts 14629 reads 22 comments total

Part 1: CAD

03-13-2009 07:41 AM by Jaeyoel Park | 3 comments »

1. Symbol of “BAT”On the side panels, there is the Korean-traditional symbol.People use this when they desire “bearing many young”.In Korean language, we call this type of decorations as “풍혈” , “air hole” in english. 2. Joinery 1) Tapered sliding dovetail ( top – apron) : I hope that it would be help to prevent top from distortion2) Tenon & mortise ( apron – side panels)3) Butterfly key 3. Material 1) wood : Ch...

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Part 2: Joining boards for the top

03-17-2009 05:13 PM by Jaeyoel Park | 5 comments »

I did fore planing three boards with Veritas Scrub & BUS (tooth blade) The tooth blade for Veritas Bevel-up Smoother is very good at Knots or difficult grains. and I did smoothing and dimensioning with japanese plane. For joint faces, I trimmed edges with stanley #7 and jointer fence. without spline, I just glued up boards.and, I strengthened joint with ” Tapered sliding dovetail ” beneath the boards.( I will show you later. ) see you aga...

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Part 3: Making stretcher

03-18-2009 04:39 AM by Jaeyoel Park | 2 comments »

making sequence : 1.dimension 2.make dadoes 3.saw curvature I cut some boards for the rest parts. The longest and narrow one was for the stretcher. After dimensioning, I had to make dadoes first. If I did make a curvature first, I could not get any reference face for dado.After I sawed down to pencil line, I plowed out with router plane. Finally, I made a curvature with my own made frame saw. With a little of shaving, I got the completed stretcher …. See you aga...

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Part 4: Side panels / Restoring defects

03-18-2009 08:13 AM by Jaeyoel Park | 4 comments »

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 th...

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Part 5: Tapered sliding dovetail

03-19-2009 04:16 PM by Jaeyoel Park | 2 comments »

I made temporary guide for saw and chisel. the angle is 1:8. marked… sawed inside pencil line. then plowed out with router plane. the guide was turned upside down for trimming with chisels. and the doevetail pin was made by my own made dovetail plane. Can you see that the front is narrow? upto here, I didn’t use mallet. my own made dovetail plane / recoilless hammer. These were assembled without glue. Thank you.

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Part 6: Butterfly key joint

03-19-2009 04:21 PM by Jaeyoel Park | 6 comments »

This is the Korean Chamjook. I used the straight grain section. cut the center. and chiseled out little by little. A couple of butterfly were completed. These were assembled like this. Till now, the whole parts of this project are finished.After assembling the parts into a complete unit, I will show you later. Thanks for reading. See you ^^

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