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Blog entry by handsawgeek posted 02-04-2015 10:16 PM 1111 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now that the lathe stand is completed for the most part, and placed into service, it’s time to check the
Official 2015 handsawgeek Project List to see what’s next:

“LONG DISPLAY TABLE” says the paper.

“Say what???” says the geek.

This project is an actual request by Mrs. handsawgeek! She must have been impressed enough by the lathe stand to entrust me to build some furniture for our home.

This one is a departure from the usual knock-around stuff and toys that I am accustomed to building. Instead, the handsawgeek will be swept into the realm of ‘fine furniture’…..

She wishes to have a long narrow table, roughly 8 feet by 18 inches on which to display her turned vases and some decorative wood boxes we have accumulated over the years. During the holidays, it will serve as the display area for our extensive ceramic ‘Victorian Village’ set-up.

Essentially this will be like a hall or foyer table, except longer.

Here’s a hastily scrawled concept drawing….

As a ‘skills learning vehicle for handsawgeek’, this table project will fill the bill for hand mortise and tenon work, as well a large spindle turning. The newly-mounted wood lathe won’t be sitting idle for long, now.
Time to fire up the drafting tools, sharpen up the saws, plane irons, chisels, and turning tools!

I hope you continue to follow along with me on this venture. Should be fun….

-- Ed

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#1 posted 02-04-2015 11:15 PM

That’s a lot of matched turnings, Ed! If you need any help with construction or design, I would recommend A Furniture Makers Forum. Lots of helpful folks over there. I’ll be following your build. Looks like fun!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 02-04-2015 11:32 PM

Thanks for the link. Just a quick sample of the postiings there shows me that it might be very helpful.

-- Ed

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Paul Bucalo

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#3 posted 02-09-2015 08:45 PM

Definitely an ambitious project. As little as I have learned about, I am confident this will be a project you will succeed at. As for coming along for the ride…I wouldn’t miss it. :)

I think if I saw your build list for this year it would cause me to be weak-kneed and possibly cause faint. :)

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA

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