Building an oak dining room table #1: It begins....

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Blog entry by albachippie posted 11-12-2012 10:11 PM 4619 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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At last I have been given the go ahead by the client to manufacture the oak table. This is the sketchup drawing I did about 9months ago

It was indicitive and not a final design. This was accepted along with the quote, but put on hold until further notice. Well I was called about 3 weeks ago and told to go ahead with the build, so I repriced, just to make sure that the timber was still within the budget, and ordered the oak. I collected it on Wednesday and quickly realised that there was no way that my humble shop tools were going to handle this stock! A quick call to my Dad, and all was sorted. I took the newly acquired American White Oak to his shop and began to make some saw dust!
He has a 10” planer thicknesser which made short shift of the rough timber. I ran the oak through this, taking about the same amount off of either face, until nice and flat. I then jointed one edge, and ran the other edge through his big Jet bandsaw. (sorry for the truly awful photo)

Then jointed that edge also

Finally for now, I arranged the boards in a pleasing order and dry fitted them

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#1 posted 11-13-2012 12:22 AM

Looks like it’s going to be pretty heavy. Hope you have some help moving it. Good luck.

-- ~the turtle

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