went to the Dungeon Shop today. Grabbed a drill and a drill bit. Each corner block got a slotted hole drilled through it. By slotted, I mean I drilled straight down through the block, then leaned the drill front and back to make the hole into a slot shape. Flipped the top over, cleaned the bottom of it up with a #3 handplane. Added a coat of BLO.
Areas on the base that the top would cover up, got a coat of BLO. Then I flipped the base over, and placed onto the top. Each slotted hole got a 2” long screw to fasten the top to the base. Then it was time to BLO the whole thing..
Three brush strokes into the job, the handle broke off the 2” wide foam brush. Hate when that happens. Went ahead and used the foam part as is. There was a plastic topper to the brush. Got everything below the top coated, time to put the table up on it’s own four feet. Then a coat on the top’s top. Now, while the BLO cures, a few PIP Photos?
Showing off the aprons. look close, you might see some nail holes
The top, plane marks and all. That is what she wanted, “Primative”? Well, maybe a high Class primative.
Like the glue joint on the top? Actually, that rabbet is from the Waterbed days. The side frames would sit on the particle board bottoms, using that rabbet. I cleaned it up a bit, for a better match. Makes a nicer glue joint.
Well, all that is left is a finish to be completed. There already is a chair awaiting this table. Till the next blog, thanks for looking in.
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