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Blog series by childress updated 01-07-2010 09:07 AM 2 parts 4614 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: Started milling table top

01-05-2010 10:32 AM by childress | 5 comments »

So awhile ago I was given a nice lot of wood. In that lot was a good size slab of myrtle for a coffee table. It measured about 20 X 36 X almost 3” I’ve been messing around with sketchup and have decided to make two tables. So, today I ripped the slab in half on the bandsaw. This way, I can resaw the two planks and get two bookmatched table tops After jointing and planing, I was amazed at how beautiful this wood is. ALOT of ray fleck in the quarter sawn (which is most...

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Part 2: This should have been #1

01-07-2010 09:07 AM by childress | 6 comments »

Here are the basic google sketches I’ve done. I have enough myrtle to make two tabletops, so I’m thinking of making both styles here. I am making the legs and frame for table #1 out of black walnut. The same black walnut that came in this free lot of wood. As for table #2. I havn’t decided yet. I do have enough Jatoba sitting around… Any thoughts or comments welcome. Table #1 Table #2

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