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Thorsen Side Table #1: Now you have gone and done it.

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Blog entry by fred posted 04-27-2007 04:51 AM 1450 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, ok, ok.

I have seen all your beautiful beautiful tables. So, now I have been shamed that I have not made one, I am officially joining the challenge.

I had a slab of beautiful oak that would be just the size for four table legs and another 3/4” piece that would be great for the aprons.

Last weekend I cut the legs and planned them to size and marked all the legs to accept a mortise.

Legs

I cut the aprons to size and made the tenons. I still have not established the design of the aprons but will put on my thinking cap over the next week.

Aprons

I still have not come up with the type of table top I plan to use but know I will incorporate the breadboard ends. But, whatever the design will be I will be using walnut ends. So, I cut those as well.

Ends

I also like the cloud design so I will use that on the stretchers and the aprons.

I have used a mortising attachment on my drill press for previous projects and was not completely satisfied with the results and found it a little difficult and time consuming. I have spent the last few days making a mortising jig for the router.

Mortise Jig

This weekend I will be cutting the mortises and do a dry fit of the table, minus the top of course.

Wow, this will be my first table. I hope it turns out okay, but having seen many of yours I will consider it quite an accomplishment just in making it.

So, there you are, one more LumberJock accepting the challenge.

Oh, by the way, I am proudly wearing my LumberJock t-shirt while I am writing this.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.



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Napaman

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#1 posted 04-27-2007 04:57 AM

looks like a great start!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 04-27-2007 04:58 AM

Good looking jig!

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Obi

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#3 posted 04-27-2007 06:15 AM

And the neat thing is you get a year subscription to Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 04-27-2007 06:25 AM

Welcome to the race. The walnut is going to look classy.
By the way have gotten any sawdust on your T-shirt yet?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 04-27-2007 06:28 AM

Good for you Fred. I hope I can find some time for this.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#6 posted 04-27-2007 06:46 AM

Fred, great job so far with what I see here. The table looks too neat an clean, not enough sawdust. Good luck with the rest of the project.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#7 posted 04-27-2007 12:02 PM

that little “build a table” bug sure is busy. Congrats on taking up the challenge.
and you, already, don’t have much left to do !!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 04-27-2007 02:14 PM

Yeah, the shop looks a little too clean… you bought one of those Thorsen Table Kits from the Lumbrjocks Store, didn’t you? You can’t fool us! ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#9 posted 04-27-2007 02:36 PM

I’m glad you decided to join in the fun. Looks like you’ve made a great start. Thank you for the pictures.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Karson

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#10 posted 04-27-2007 04:15 PM

I didn’t see the link to the Thorsen Kit.

Great start Fred.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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fred

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#11 posted 04-27-2007 05:40 PM

Karson – I don’t see the link to the Thorsen Kit either.

Come on Scott, what kit? Anyway, I am not using any type of kit. Even if there were a kit, I would not use it. But if you want, I can cut all the parts you want and sell you a kit. Hehehehe. LOL

Dick – I refuse to wear the LJ t-shirt in the shop. It is more important to me that I wear it in public. I sure surprised the guys at my local R store. It will be washed this weekend though.

I am not a neat freak, I am not a neat freak. Who is paranoid? I believe that it is far safer to be in a clean shop

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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Obi

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#12 posted 04-29-2007 03:41 PM

That’s because I didn’t post the link to the “Throsen Table Kit”. That’s also why I haven’t finished my own… I’m busy selling “Thorsen Table Kits” in my spare time.

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Karson

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#13 posted 04-29-2007 06:23 PM

OH so it’s on Obi’s home page. The link that is.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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