Not so cheap Walnut Table, part two

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-01-2013 10:00 PM 1497 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, salvaged some parts from an old junk table that was being tossed into the trash. Got four legs, and a couple aprons to use as a pattern.

That pile of rusty hardware will be tossed out. As for patterns

Might keep them around for other table projects. Laid out the aprons on some walnut

Traced them out, and got ready to saw them out

All clamped up and ready to saw? not quite, needed a square end to start things better.

Handsaw? Well, stay tuned, it will be back in a little bit. Got out the “Green Saw” and started to cut the aprons out

Halfway there, working on two aprons at a time

Short apron is done, need to finish the long one

Long one done. You can see how much waste is left over. One 30” long plank at 6” wide, made a short and a long apron. Reset everything, using the sawn aprons to trace out the next set. Same set-ups. After all were cut out, time for a little hand plane work. Since the planks were still rough sawn, decided to smooth the aprons out. A #6 and a #5-1/2 were used to level and smooth the edges and the faces

Once each side was almost smooth, a trip with a smooth plane was then used

Next, maybe some work on tenons? marked out for 1/2 tenons and sawed down until the teeth are just below the surface

A nice sharp, wide chisel splits off the waste

pare until flat and smooth. Repeat until all three sides of the tenon are done

Stack the parts on the bench.

Take a break, and get ready to work on the legs, later.

Well that is all for now, stay tuned for the next round of table work…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 03:20 AM

Great find on the legs & aprons.

I get tired just thinking about how quickly you knock out these projects!!!

OK, ya gotz…
What about a skirt??? ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 12:35 PM

Looking good, Bandit!

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