|Project by Kindlingmaker||posted 04-19-2009 08:42 PM||1653 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
Another one of those inspiration things when there are no plans, use just what is in the shop and have it functional. I had a 1” x 10” poplar board, 37 1/2” long and the finished size was ¾” x 9 ¼” so I measured 9 ¼” of the board and cross cut it to make a square using the table saw. Then cross cut the remaining board in half. I then ripped the square board into four equal widths and marked two corners on each length at 1” from the ends and the sides and used a ½” forester bit and bored the 8 holes through the wood using the drill press. With two 4’ long ½” dowels I cut them to 1’ lengths and sharpen one end of each to a point on the disk sander. (The dowels are the table legs and the points are so they will push into the grass and hold the table solid.) Using TiteBond III, the small lengths of wood were glued to the ends of each larger board and clamped. Then the blunt ends of the dowels were glued in the ½” holes. When dry and a little sanding, (very little), two coats of wipe on Varathane were applied. Now there are two little tables for use to set the summer drinks on while lounging and thinking of the next wood working project. Project time: About 1 hour.
-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings