Counter Height Table - Base

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Project by Pheirendt posted 05-27-2007 07:36 AM 1991 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

-- Paul, St Louis, MO,

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#1 posted 05-27-2007 07:37 AM

Looks nice. What are your plans for the top?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 05-27-2007 07:48 AM

I was working on the top today.

I am making the top using alternating wide and narrow planks with breadboard ends.

-- Paul, St Louis, MO,

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#3 posted 05-27-2007 07:54 AM

Paul -

Very nice. This is going to be a beautiful table. I am looking forward to see what it looks like with the top.


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#4 posted 05-27-2007 01:10 PM

Great looking tapered legs. How do you like your Steel City mortiser? I see you glued up your legs. Did you do this to use up some scraps, lack of ability to find dimentional lumber or for expansion concerns?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 05-27-2007 06:13 PM

Very Nice looking oak table. I can’t wait either to see it with the top. Should be gorgeous. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 05-28-2007 09:11 AM

The legs are glued up for stability and because I could not find any 4”x4” red oak stock. My area suppliers say they don’t like kiln drying anything thicker than 8 qtr because of the extended drying time and tendency to check and warp.

I am very happy with my Steel City mortiser, but then I have been using a drill press adapter kit. Using my kit on my drill press I had to raise the table 3 times to cut 2 1/2” deep mortises. This is a tricky and probably not very safe procedure. With my dedicated mortiser, I can cut the 1/2” by 2 1/2” deep mortises very easily and safely.

-- Paul, St Louis, MO,

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#7 posted 07-01-2007 02:46 AM

Great looking table. Can’t wait to see the top.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 09-29-2007 01:42 PM

The minute I saw the first photo I knew this was a quality job.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#9 posted 09-30-2007 06:05 PM

Nice! I don’t mind doing laminated legs. The general viewer has no idea if they are mitred columns, quarter sawn, or laminated. Only you know. I think the entire build looks fantastic!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 03-23-2008 08:26 PM

How do you like your Steel City Mortiser? I need to buy one for my new shop and looking for input. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 03-30-2008 07:52 AM

Looks plenty strong!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 03-30-2008 11:30 AM

Glad this came around again. Any pictures of the finished product?

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