Rehabbed Walnut Coffee Table #3: Top is done...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-15-2016 04:24 AM 668 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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and attached to the base. Needed an old drill to make some slots in the brackets..

I’d drill straight through, about in the middle of a bracket, then rock the bit back and forth to make a slot.

Need the slot at 90 degrees to the length of the top. Just loose enough the screw can slide as the top moves.
Now, once the four slots were drilled, I checked on the underside of the top… crayola stuff, still nasty. Time for one of these things, again..

A Stanley #4, this Blue Boy was made in England. Used it for the rougher part, then switched to a “detail” plane

Millers Falls made this little #3 sized plane for Sears, as a Craftsman No. 3C BB Once the worst of the stuff was smoothed down (didn’t HAVE to be “perfect”, otherwise it would have been the top) I gave it a wipe on coat of BLO

Just enough to seal it. let it dry for a while….once it was dry to the touch, laid the top on it’s top. Brought the base over, and set it in place. Tried to get things close to centered….by eyeball, of course. trying to avoid the old holes used to attach the top the first time. Screws seem to be just about the right length..this time. Turned the table up onto it’s feet, and wiped on the first coat….set the table aside to dry…

Using this coat to seal those #$#@#$ Knots. Later on, I can add a second coat of a blend of Poly/BLO.
Waiting to apply the second coat. I also gave the bench’s top a wipe on finish..

Not everyday that the top is cleared off… May post a few shots of what the table looks like when done. Just a rehab of an OLD project I posted a long time back. Maybe 3 years? No need to repost as a project again.

Thanks for looking in.

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

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#1 posted 01-15-2016 04:25 AM

Nice rehab, Bandit. I love walnut and you did a good job bringing it back.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 01-16-2016 12:55 AM

Looks better than new!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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