This is the construction details for my table for the LumberJocks / Popular Woodworking Challenge.Dads sub series for the tables that our family were going to make was the ”The Uniqueness of Wood”. We all tried to make tables from unique wood. I selected Curly Beech. Other Projects in this series are Dan's Yellow Birch, Dave's Cherry Table, and Dad’s Goncalo Alves and Dad’s “Twins”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/1449. The Blogs are “Dad’s #1”: http://lumberjocks.com/jo...
I have these 2 rails to resaw into 4 aprons. Cutting off the trim detail (that held the window panes in place) allowed these to fit in my small bandsaw. Unfortunately with this project now well underway, and really close to the deadline, I’m find I may be trying too many new things, with this project. I didn't feel like removing the 2x4 MDF zero-clearance top to my tablesaw to resaw these with the fence I have set up for the standard top (as is my most practiced method). So I tho...
In my blog I started to talk about my next set of Thorsen Greene and Greene Tables. I called them my Twins.. The blog talked about my use of Holly wood and Popular wood to make the set of twins. Both woods in their normal state are quite light. Holly as being classified as the whitest of woods and Popular as an Ivory color for sapwood and usually a light green tint in the heart wood. Here are pictures of normal Holly and Popular The Holly is in the left and the Popular on the right of t...
I now have 3 apron panels completed, so here are some pics of the progress. Things aren’t getting done as fast as I wish, but I have to take care of some spring yard chores, or else we’ll never get out to our cabin this summer. That’s the trials, and tribulations of having two places to live. Working on Hummingbird panel. There will be two Hummers, & two Roses. It got warm enough, so I was able to carve outside. I got some help from the neighbor cat. ...
I used red oak with walnut pegs. Chose and applied the stain last night. I’ve been “playing” with design on this project. Kind of creating as I go. (I know. I know. I need to buy a sketch pad.) So, as you can imagine, this has been one of those projects where I say to myself, “Well, I won’t do that again.” (multiple times) But it’s been fun! It’s turning out “okay” but Wow!, I’m enjoying the other entries! IR...
Had a few unexpected hours to myself this afternoon – turned that into some useful shop time – and got one step closer to having that old door look a little more like a table! I put the big glueup block o’ leg onto the tablesaw and attempted to cut them down nice and square – with as thin a veneer left as possible. The seperating was easy, the fine tuning also went better than expected, just a slow and careful process. I should have made 5 legs, as I messed u...
As you can see by the new projects I made it to the end of a very satisfying project.. I thought you might like more closeup pictures of this table. If you have any questions I would be more than happy to answer them. Enjoy!
Ok, so I am sitting here weighing the costs of some tools. On the one hand, the Festool Domino set with dominos, guides, and a dust collector for approximately $1300. On the other hand, I need a table saw and a planer. The money for the domino would likely cover these items. Which way do I go? The Domino would allow me to do mortise and tennon joints much more easily than now. It would have the greater flexibility of positions, large sizes, etc. compared to the mortise machine. But ...
Went to the office for a couple of hours this morning and decided that I could take today as my day off. Went straight to the shop and got started on my entry in the challenge. 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with short breaks for lunch, school pick-up and supper. Progress!
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