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My First Mortise & Tenon and First Table, Live Edge Mesquite End Table

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Project by Blackie_ posted 08-14-2014 11:53 PM 2040 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not sure what to say here only that I’ve stepped into a new pile of… I mean something new other then box building :) yea came close to the pile that my dog had left there in the yard boy was that close, thanks to all the comments in the forum section and youtube, I managed to pull this off, my first Mortise and Tenon’s and my first Table, this mesquite was just a small sample of the tree that was cut down from my back yard several months back, I plan on making a matching coffee table next. It measures 36” L x 13” W x 22” T I finished it with a single coat of tung oil and uncut pure poly from minwax satin and then a final wipe with paste wax.

Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed.

I have to give thanks to Grizzman for his idea on how to do the cleat method.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-15-2014 12:10 AM

Sweet table, Randy. I have to remember that top attachment method!!

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

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Mean_Dean

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#2 posted 08-15-2014 12:20 AM

Great looking table—love the live edge!

-- Dean

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 08-15-2014 12:22 AM

Very nicely done—what I would consider a rustic design.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Randy_ATX

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#4 posted 08-15-2014 12:24 AM

Yes sir! You did it Randy. Very nice job, the table is beautiful and it is even more satisfying I am sure that you used a tree harvested from your own property. I’ve had a bunch of slabs drying for a while now and have been planning on making some coffee tables. I may pick your brain.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 08-15-2014 12:32 AM

That turned out rather well! I do love mesquite. And I’ll bet your shop smells really good.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 08-15-2014 12:39 AM

Might fine job for the a first time! Looks rally nice with that life edge and the grain is sweet.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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grizzman

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#7 posted 08-15-2014 12:46 AM

what a sweet little table, it was fun wasn’t it randy, doing something new and learning new skills, yep that is what woodworking is all about, a really nice table, and some pretty wood…i wouldn’t be surprised if you don’t have another one planned…:)....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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firefighterontheside

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#8 posted 08-15-2014 12:48 AM

Sweet!

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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hoss12992

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#9 posted 08-15-2014 01:12 AM

That is really cool. Love the wood. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 08-15-2014 01:47 AM

Ya did yourself proud sir! I like it! Randy you are really thinking “out side the box!” LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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AnonymousRequest

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#11 posted 08-15-2014 01:49 AM

Nice job, looks good.

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TheFridge

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#12 posted 08-15-2014 01:53 AM


Love the wood.

- hoss12992

Sorry, couldn’t pass it up.

By the way, awesome table.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 08-15-2014 02:20 AM

Thanks for the great comments and yes Grizz it was a whole lot of fun and yes I’ll be doing a larger coffee table to match next, have to get back into box making mode for now though have some customers waiting in line. :)

Andy, love that smell of that Mesquite. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Tooch

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#14 posted 08-15-2014 01:20 PM

sweet looking table Randy, it really turned out well. Did you mill the wood for the legs and supports too?

speaking of milling- I may have some spalted maple in my log pile, but I’m not sure. how can you tell?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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hotncold

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#15 posted 08-15-2014 01:37 PM

Great looking table! Looks like a fine job on the mortise and tenons as well.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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