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Blog entry by nobuckle posted 12-20-2010 03:53 AM 1054 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Do you ever get side tracked from a project? Well, that’s where I am. Because Christmas is at my house this year I have to make a couple of table leaves in order to be able to get everyone around the table. Durring the process of making the leaves I noticed that the bolts on the table legs were loose. Instead of tightening the bolts and going on with the table leaf project I decided to do some work on the table pedestals themselves. After taking the table top off I noticed that the legs of the pedestal were loose. So I thought that I would take some time to fix them. This is what happens when I decide to fix something;

Here’s the other one that I haven’t started “fixing”;

I spent nearly eight hours sanding the disassembled pedestal. As the picture shows I mounted the pedestal in my lathe which made sanding it much easier. Fortunately the factory applied stain wasn’t very deep so removing it was pretty simple.

Sanded pedestal legs;

Now that things are sanded I’ll probably stain the pedestal while it’s still on the lathe and stain the legs once they’re glued back onto the pedestal. I plan to restain the assembly with red mahogany stain and then apply several coats of polyurethane. Once I get this pedestal finished I think I’ll wait until after Christmas to do the other one. Now, back to the table leaves.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#1 posted 12-20-2010 05:38 AM

Well at least you stuck to your table. When I get side tracked ( a lot lately) I end up starting a wood project and at end of the day I have an oil change in the car !(Polished too I might add)

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 05:50 AM

ahh… the domino effect….. it happens to me with everything I do it seems.

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

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