Small Pine table, with a shelf

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-01-2013 05:28 PM 1407 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found a few boards to use. Got the one 1×6x60” cut down into three boards. Glued up into a panel, and then flattened with a couple handplanes. I have a large, plastic tub sitting under the bench, to catch a few shavings

Between the top, and a pine shelf, it got full kind of fast. Sawed a couple found 2×4s into some leg stock. Plan (Plan, I have a plan??) was for a notch about halfway up the legs, to house a shelf. Grabbed a small saw, and knocked off a corner on the shelf, first.

I saved that cutoff, to use as a pattern. I cut the other three corners, and set the shelf aside for a bit. Used the “pattern” to layout how much of a notch to make on the leg. Same saw to cut the lines

Then a bit of work with a chisel and mallet to clean out the notch. Then a test fit

Then just kept cutting notches, and test fits until done

Drilled a pilot hole for a screw to hold each leg. Drywall screws for now, have some fancy SS ones for later. Next up, I grabbed an old sabresaw ( freebie, found in a basement clean up) for a bit of edge work

Hey, the price was right, anyway. The top gets a wavy edge treatment, so, I had an old apron to use as a pattern from a walnut reclaim project. Laid out some lines on the top, clamped it to the bench where I could saw two edges at a time.

Then I rotated the top and cut the other edges. Assembled the legs and shelf, and place it on to the top. I needed to measure for the sizes of the aprons

Once I get those new aprons cut and ready, I might either leave them square, or cut some fancy stuff on their edges, too. Might be a while on this table….

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

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#1 posted 11-02-2013 09:08 PM

Nice progress..

-- -Sam - FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#2 posted 11-03-2013 10:36 PM

I have a very similar “Big White Box” (5th picture) in my shop!!!

BTW: Nice job on the table so far!!!
On the edge of my seat, awaiting an update….

-- 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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#3 posted 11-04-2013 09:21 PM

”Might be a while on this tableā€¦.”

Oh. That’s okay. Take Your Time. We can Wait.

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 07:24 PM

Everything is now in a dry-fit mode. Might just get this done this weekend….

Now, IF I can find enough AAA batteries to at least take a couple pictures of the table…..

Camera seems to eat the darn things like candy…

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

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