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Trestle Table for Dining Room #8: Finished and Delivered!

07-27-2010 03:12 AM by scopemonkey | 9 comments »

The table is now resting proudly in the dining area of its owner, waiting for its first spaghetti sauce splatter. I finished the base with my usual round of General Finishes Seal-A-Cell and multiple topcoats of Arm-R-Seal, then rubbed out with wax and steel wool. I connected the top to the base with oversized holes, threaded inserts and 1/4-20 machine screws/lock washers. (Screw holes) (Inserts) As you can see in the pictures, I didn’t spend as much time working the undersi...

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Trestle Table for Dining Room #7: Almost there!

07-20-2010 01:27 AM by scopemonkey | 6 comments »

I’m about as good at blogging as I am at woodworking, so I haven’t been very good at keeping this going. I have spent the past few weeks working with a bit of vacation thrown in but have got back to work on the trestle table. I am at that stage of a project that I really want to be done with it, so I purposefully slow myself down so I don’t make stupid, rushed mistakes. I cut the curves on the feet, risers, beam, and support arms on the band saw and then did lots of san...

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Trestle Table for Dining Room #6: Base Dry Fit

06-28-2010 08:06 AM by scopemonkey | 3 comments »

Ok, so it has been a while since I posted an entry. The top is finished and now stored letting the polyurethane cure a bit before I do the final rub out and wax. I have since turned my attention to the base. The hardest part was making the cross beam. I laminated a piece of walnut between two pieces of VG fir. Once the glue dried, I resawed it in half and cut the mortises for the pegs from the inside using my router and a jig cut at 5 degrees. I then re-glued the two halves together a...

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Trestle Table for Dining Room #5: God & Nature conspiring against me...

05-30-2010 09:28 PM by scopemonkey | 1 comment »

Unfortunately, it has been a while since I did any meaningful work on the table. I was hoping to take the top to a friends workplace to use their widebelt sander, but a family tragedy occurred and I didn’t want to impose myself during their time of grief. My daytime job has me working weekends and it has been raining non-stop. Oh, so is life. Since the last update, I hand planed the ends flush to the top and hand sawed them flush to the edges, then routed a roundover profile aroun...

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