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Blog entry by kiefer posted 06-17-2013 01:47 AM 1861 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well another week and a little more progress .
Not much time for this project ,but had a good weekend being fathers day and hope all of you enjoyed it as well .
The shelf is build and I finally came up with a shape for the corners of the top ,I hate sharp square corners which can lead to some nasty injury’s as I found out many years ago when my daughter just about lost an eye when falling against a table corner .
After installing the leg cross braces I made a pattern for the shelf and drilled holes for the dowels in the pattern on the drill press and clamped the pattern to the braces .

Using the same bit in my cordless drill and using pattern holes as guide I drilled the holes in the braces ,worked perfect .
Also made some dowel with a jig on the table saw but forgot to take pics .
The self required a lot of mortising and I don’t own a mortising machine so I set up my sled for this purpose with a ball bearing screwed to the top layer which is movable side to side and used the bearing as a index to cut a series of slots

This strip was the glue into the dado to accept the slats on which I cut a tennon .

Well that is about it and here are some pics of the project as of this week

Hope you are all well and busy in the shop and don’t try to keep up with the lightning speed of Paul and Jim !!!!
Till next time Kiefer

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 06-17-2013 02:03 AM

I haven’t really had a chance to follow your blood, sweat and tears but I do like the end result…..................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 06-17-2013 03:42 AM

Definitely your style. Definitely nice! Adjusting to changes?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 06-17-2013 06:00 AM

Looking really sweet kiefer,
Keep on innovating and inspiring.
You have the touch.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 06-17-2013 08:03 AM

This design of this table just keeps getting better and better and the techniques used to produce it are both impressive and inspiring. Fantastic work Kiefer!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 06-17-2013 12:43 PM

Neat design and build on that table.I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 06-17-2013 07:55 PM

Excellent piece, love it.
Well done man

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#7 posted 06-17-2013 10:39 PM

A true eye-catcher for sure. The design and build is just flawless. You have a great imagination but, better yet, you can turn those ideas into fantastic pieces.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 06-18-2013 12:21 PM

Wow! That is comin along beautifully

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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