Shaker Style End table #4: Glue ups. Just glue ups

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-08-2015 11:48 PM 1078 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Front legs get joineried Part 4 of Shaker Style End table series Part 5: Getting things ready for a drawer.. »

And maybe a Dutchman, too. Got the top over to the cleaned off (!!!) workbench. Worked on fitting the two breadboard edges to almost no gaps. Add some glue, clamp it down

Until the gaps close up. Since this is a three board top, I used three 5/8” brads, in the center of each board. Set the top aside. Almost tripped over the Shop Cat

He is looking a little digusted with me, I am interrupting his Mousing,

Ok, top is out of the way for awhile. Took apart the base, and started to glue it up

This is the side with the OOPS in the leg. Got this end glued up, and then set out to make a Dutchman Patch. Dug up a scrap of pine that looked close to the grain, and almost the right size. A little trimming here and there until it almost fit. Coated with glue and drive it home. Then, trim the excess off until flush.
More on that in a moment.

Got the other side glued up. Sides will also get some 1” brads. Driven in from the inside, through the side’s tongue, and conter sunk with a nail punch. Then the juggling can begin. Brought both sides back to the bench, along with the rest of the parts. Glue everything that moves, clamp the whole mess and sit it on the floor.

Letting the glue cure over night. As for that Dutchman Patch?

You can barely see it, right beside the clamp. Then laid out a stretcher of sorts

Not only will this keep the drawer from tippng down, it will add a place to attach the top to. Take a good look.

As this will be the last of the handcut dovetails used in this table. The drawer will get a router and a jig to make the half-blind dovetails for the drawer’s front and sides.

Stay tuned, the building part is almost over….

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

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#1 posted 03-09-2015 12:49 AM

Nice progress, today.
A lot more than I’ve made….
in the last month!!!

-- 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 03-09-2015 01:47 AM

Shop cats, hmmm mine knocked a chisel on the ground last week…

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#3 posted 03-09-2015 01:57 AM

Lookin good bandit.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 03-09-2015 02:51 AM

Must be something in the air…my work bench got cleaned off today too! Now if I could just get some work done like you!

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 03-09-2015 03:46 AM

I knew you didn’t just rehab planes all the time. Looks good bud.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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