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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #27: Final Wrap Up

10-06-2017 01:38 AM by TungOil | 8 comments »

Now that this project is completed, I decided to tally up some totals: Board feet of Sapele used: 2494’ x 8’ sheets of 3/4” baltic birch plywood: 5Square feet of shop sawn veneer: 108Hours to complete (estimated): 500 Number of square ebony plugs: 142Number of ebony splines: 32Number of rectangular plugs: 22Quarts of finish used: 5Number of new router bits needed to make the joinery: 16 What worked well? The decision to finalize the design for the elliptical...

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #26: Spraying the Tops and Installation

10-02-2017 02:55 AM by TungOil | 7 comments »

With the bottoms of my table halves and leaves complete, I move on to finishing the tops. After spraying on a seal coat of EM6000 gloss I squeegee on a coat of Seal Coat grain filler. The Seal Coat dries quickly and sands easily to a fine white powder with a 400 grit Abranet disk. After sanding the grain filler, I apply 3 coats of EM6000 gloss to build a base to the finish. The gloss really brings up the pommelle grain in the sapele. I follow the gloss base coats with a sing...

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #25: Finish Schedule Established and Start Spraying

09-25-2017 02:38 AM by TungOil | 5 comments »

Now that the grain filler has arrived, I prepare another test sample. After applying three coats of dye stain and a seal coat of EM6000 gloss I squeegee on three coats of Aqua Seal grain filler using an old hotel key card as a applicator. The Aqua Coat is a gel about the consistency of petroleum jelly and applies easily. It does lift the color some. A light sanding is required between coats to smooth. I allow the Aqua Coat 24 hour to fully dry then apply three coats of EM6000 gloss ...

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Making pistol crossbow

09-21-2017 05:57 PM by Viking Carpenter | 1 comment »

Made this pistol crossbow out of mahagony.View on YouTube

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #24: Testing Finish Options, Part 2

09-18-2017 02:00 AM by TungOil | 4 comments »

After determining that I had a corrosion issue with my older spray gun, I ordered a replacement. My original order was for a CAT HVLP gun, but I ended up ordering a DeVilbiss GFG-670 Plus conversion gun instead. While waiting for the new gun to arrive, I completed a few projects in preparation for spraying. First, I prepared a large batch of stain using General Finishes water based dye stain, mixed using Darrell Peart’s formula of 7 parts orange to 4 parts medium brown. I mixe...

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Garden Chair #1: Forms and arms

09-16-2017 04:12 PM by Steve Felsheim | 1 comment »

After a couple other projects, finally getting around to building 8 of the Garden Chair’s from FW magazine. They will be the matching set around the fire table I built earlier. Same wood, African Mahogany SORRY, i don’t know why the pictures are rotated. They are not that way on my machine, and don’t see a way to rotate them :( I just love this chair! Getting the forms built was pretty straight forward. I couldn’t get 1/2 ply to bend around the severe ...

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #23: Testing Finish Options

09-07-2017 02:05 AM by TungOil | 7 comments »

For a project this large, spraying is the only option to getting an even finish. Solvent based finishes are dangerous for a home shop and messy to clean up. I have been wanting to switch to a water borne finish system for a while so now is the time. Ideally I’d like one that behaves like a traditional solvent based lacquer; quick drying, easy to apply and provide good clarity and chatoyance. The Target Coatings products have gotten consistent praise from many users. I ordered s...

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #22: ID Pins and Setting Up the "Spray Booth"

08-30-2017 01:41 AM by TungOil | 12 comments »

The last step before finishing is to add the identification pins to the leaves. The pins are made from brass rod stock turned on the lathe. After truing up one end, I cut them off roughly 1/4” long. The pins are let into the edges of the table and leaves then held in place with a bit of glue. One edge of the table gets a single pin and the adjoining edge of the adjacent leave also gets a single pin. On the other side of that leave, two pins, and so forth up to five pins. ...

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #21: Fitting Ebony Splines and Plugs

08-22-2017 02:24 AM by TungOil | 10 comments »

The next step is to Fit the ebony splines around the perimeter of the table edge and install the remaining square plugs. The splines where the table opens for the leaves have both a curved face and one end exposed, requiring careful fitting. For these splines, I leave a tab that will be sanded for a precise fit along the inside edge. To set the splines, I first adjust the curved end for a clean fit. Then, I gradually sand the tab on the disc sander until the spline has an even reveal a...

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Making a Spoon on the Lathe

08-15-2017 07:20 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

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