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Blog series by derosa updated 07-01-2011 02:49 PM 4 parts 21308 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: preparing the top

05-19-2011 06:32 AM by derosa | 1 comment »

At our old house we had what my wife liked to call a breakfast nook, it was a small table with two benches that occupied the corner of the kitchen. It had cost us 50.00 bucks on craigslist and is/was just the right size for that kitchen prompting us to leave it there. The fact that the benches were notorious for dumping the unsuspecting on their asses may have assisted the decision. The result is that the wife is requesting a replacement. I decided that I really like the look of butternut ...

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Part 2: And then there were four

05-21-2011 05:54 AM by derosa | 1 comment »

Finally managed to get the fourth board jointed (the board on the left), as you can see from the pic this one had some tough grain to work with. The board was bowed up about 1/8” in the center, the grain runs in two different directions and the top end has the start of a very large knot that gave the plane a lot of trouble. I’ll send them all through the planer tomorrow, the shop shares a wall with the bedroom and the wife is sleeping so it’ll have to wait till then; after w...

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Part 3: And curved breadboard ends

05-27-2011 07:51 AM by derosa | 2 comments »

Although the body of the table needs to be narrowed down to 28” to fully match the ends all four boards have been glued and doweled together. I have a great deal of dislike for dowels but they were quicker, easier, and accurate enough. The four boards were jointed using my bailey no5, two sets of two boards were placed face to face and the matching edges jointed, drilled, doweled, and glued. The resulting two wider boards received the same treatment resulting in the wide center section....

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Part 4: A kitchen table no more; now a table for cutie.

07-01-2011 02:49 PM by derosa | 0 comments »

My attempt at breadboard ends failed miserably. I decided that I liked the look of square pegs and so cut square holes but didn’t get them quite right. even tough the holes were .5” from the end of the board 2 out of the four holes split out the back. This was the first time trying to make square holes with just a chisel in soft wood. I finished all of them for the practice but has I had made the pilots by drilling through both the ends of the top and the end pieces together movi...

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