|Project by Smitty_Cabinetshop||posted 07-23-2015 01:52 AM||6088 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
Timeframe: June – July 2015
Wood Used: Reclaimed Vintage Butternut, Reuse of White Oak
Galoot Index: Let’s see… boards cut to length with Summerfield Table Saw (Hah!),
then jointed for glue-up with Heft & Hubris. Resultant top initially surfaced with cambered Jack, then had to thickness the 3/4” stock to about 5/8” using said jack plane. Rounded the edges with Rounding Plane (Woodie). So Pretty strong GI, maybe a 9?.
Top of table smoothed with #164 (a bit), #4 ½ (mostly) and just a little #2 action. Finish was hand wiped, with final rub out with steel wool and wax.
Cost: $0, all materials on-hand.
My son picked up the folding legs table as a $5 auction find, but the top was toast. He asked if I could (wanted to) fix it.
Used some stock I had come by some years ago, didn’t know what it was but figured it was ‘matching wood’ and there was enough there to complete the project.
I used some of the original top (white oak) to create replacements for the side apron pieces (those were severely twisted and had to go). Many seams on the top, as I ended up finding termite damage on a couple of the boards that had to be cut out. Also a knot that really had to go (although a few nail holes and one knot remain).
Four coats of wipe-on finish, a 50/50 mix of poly and danish oil.
Once all that was done (green pad rub outs between coats), I used 0000 steel wool and Liberon wax to rub out the final finish, from near-gloss to a soft, satin look and feel.
Pictures show the beat up top, the rough stock being cut to size, the bench surrounded by shavings from the thicknessing exercise, and various shots of the folding mechanism under table. Then a couple of the finished product. Here’s how it stores.
No blog, didn’t think I’d set this as a project either, but decided to commit it to LJs before deleting the pics for good. As always, thanks for looking!
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