|Project by Oldtool||posted 11-11-2014 12:54 AM||1201 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
The end tables are finished & delivered. This completes the project for my daughter, the entertainment center & end tables for her living room.
With this project, as with all others I’ve undertaken, I try new techniques or use some of my wooden planes that so far have been collecting dust in my shop. With this project, I used Paul Sellers’ technique for splitting out tenons rather than sawing them, and I have to say it worked great. I don’t think I’ll saw a tenon face or cheek again. And surprisingly, these fit better than any tenon I where I sawed the cheek & trimmed with a shoulder plane.
I also used a rule joint drop leaf on one table, with a support & wooden hinge copied from a John Townsend 18th century original as viewed in a magazine photo shoot, and I added a beaded molding to the drawer fronts, inserted into a rabbet cut on the drawers with a back saw, and cleaned up with chisels and a wooden shoulder plane.
The knobs are cherry, turned on my lathe, attached with a wedge in the stem.
With the completion of this project, the shop will be closed down until after the holidays, except for some cleaning & organizing.
Thanks for viewing, Happy Holidays to all.
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