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Slow Days at the Shop. #7: Mr Customer's Reading Table.

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Blog entry by fatman51 posted 12-11-2015 10:05 PM 725 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Mr Customer finally decided on poplar for his reading table, which is actually a gift for his daughter. As I mentioned when I posted the pictures of the Wife’s reading table, which is made of dimensional lumber and finished with sanding sealer and Poly, like a cabinet, he and his daughter liked the table and the have been bugging me to build one like it for four years. I finally got the hint and the material is now warming up in my shop. Because he is paying good money for a piece of fine furniture for his daughter, I am making a couple of changes to the original design so that I can present them with a piece of sufficient quality to be comparable to any fine piece the might purchase or have made, and so that their table is unique and not to be found in their neighbors parlor. As his choice was popular, and not furniture grade pine, oak, maple, cherry, etc… I took extra care to select heavy, clear, furniture grade pieces with little to no tint of green. I will finish the project with teak oil, applying as many coats as it takes to make the table gleam. So far I have a picture of the plan, and a picture of the lumber, which has overwhelmed my small workshop.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin



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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 12-12-2015 07:02 AM

I occasionally will bring inside a potential victim to keep it from getting wet and forcing me to run my Saw Stop in bypass. But, bringing wood in to let it warm up? This is alien to me, John.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 12-12-2015 08:13 AM

See, this is why I am always telling the wife that we should pick up and move south. Its warm there. Befor I start sawing on them, I need to let them acclimate to my shop, or warm up and dry out a little. I have actually seen casing get so cold that it warped and bowed such that I had to let it warm up before I could cut and install it. I am not a nut about it, and I have framed more than a few houses in sub freezing weather without warming up my 2×4s but freezing material can be a problem with fine carpentry and furniture making.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 12-14-2015 08:08 AM

My wood gets quite warm, sometimes, when I rub it. With sandpaper.

-- Mark

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