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Recently I had a need to build a new table saw base for my saw. Rather than just building a simple replacement base, I opted to build one with lots of storage potential. This new base measures 6 feet long by 2 feet wide, which gave me good reason to move over to the new shop building. I haven’t yet finished the new shop set up ( haven’t even started) but this build is a great start giving me lots of options for storage potential… This build is a 2 part project. So be sure to...
I have two planks. One is a Black Walnut 4/4 by 6” by 30” long. There other? Well, here is a clue Lovely, ain’t it? More on that one in a bit. I went after the Walnut plank, looking to smooth the faces of it first. A little time with a #6 small jointer, and a #5 Jack plane, and one face was ready for a smooth plane Bandsawn from a log awhile ago. Saw marks were easy to clean off. The edges were a little more work. One was almost done, just had a l...
I had been wanting to learn how to do Mortise and tenon joinery for a while now, but for one reason or another just hadn’t found the time. When my wife said she wanted a custom picture frame for a Disney puzzle she was building that she wanted to put in our daughters room I jumped at the chance. I came up with a simple but unique idea for a black walnut picture frame that was built using mortise and tenon joints instead of more traditional miter joints. I used 4/4 black walnut for the fram...
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Ok Got the aprons sorted out. Next time, check the width first. Got out a power tool for the next part of this build Unlike a bearded Guy with flannel Plaid shirts, I have just this as a router , for now. It was set up for the dovetail jig, with a 1/2” collet. Had to did around in the kit’s bag, and find the 1/4” collet, still in a zip lock bag. never been used. Switched them out, installed a cove bit. i wanted to run a cove around the top’s...
Ok, fought with sizing the mortises to the tenons. Decided to just cut the mortises, and then adjust the tenons to each mortise. Got the long aprons glued up As for that top sitting behind them? That is the underside of the top. Went to add the short tenons to the assembly…...OOPS! Bloody things were too long! had to back up, measure for the right size, and recut the tenons. Pattern turned out to be a little on the long side. Save that for another table proje...
Ok, salvaged some parts from an old junk table that was being tossed into the trash. Got four legs, and a couple aprons to use as a pattern. That pile of rusty hardware will be tossed out. As for patterns Might keep them around for other table projects. Laid out the aprons on some walnut Traced them out, and got ready to saw them out All clamped up and ready to saw? not quite, needed a square end to start things better. Handsaw? Well, stay tuned, it will be back in a li...
1,5 years later, here it is. I have to admit, it only has one coat so far. Couple more, and maybe polish with a pad or steel wool.
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