Three mission style tables

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Project by woodbutcher posted 05-24-2009 03:08 AM 1755 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These three mission style tables were all Mortise and Tenon joinery. The white oak is rift and flat sawn. This was a real work out for the two newest tools in the shop. A Shop Fox Mortising machine and a Jet 22-44 Plus drum sander! I don’t know how I ever built anything before I got the new drum sander. Now all the client has to do is decide on the finish. I’m off to doing more M&T joinery on some mission style CD/Book shelf cabinets.

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 05-24-2009 03:44 AM

very nice work…

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 05-24-2009 03:52 AM

Great looking tables. You did an excellent job. Keep up the good work.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 05-24-2009 05:14 AM

Ken, great job on all the nice, square corners. I’m glad to see my influence is finally rubbing off. :-)

Seriously, these are great looking tables. And you are now on my envy list becuase of that drum sander.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 05-24-2009 06:57 AM

Sweet looking tables you got there.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 05-24-2009 07:54 AM

a great bunch of tables very nice looking good build times three.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 05-24-2009 01:53 PM

Very Nice, everything about them is great, The wood choice, The Mortise and tenon everything
Great Job

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#7 posted 05-24-2009 02:11 PM

those look great! I like that style.
what are you going to use for a finish?

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#8 posted 05-24-2009 02:14 PM

Nice job, Ken. Nothing like getting a new mortiser, to make you want to build mission style furniture. Give that thing a good work out. Repost when you get them finished. Thanks for the post.

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#9 posted 05-24-2009 03:24 PM

Pretty nice, Dont think I coul’ve been that acurate something like that lol.

I’m more Scroll Saw, so a Straight line isn’t for me lol, even with a table saw.

Maybe one day I will fully put my Woodworking Tools to full use.


-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#10 posted 05-24-2009 05:41 PM

CharlieM1958, it’s the camera angle they aren’t square corners, in fact they got hit with 150 and 220grit papers all the way (around). I think your influence rubbed off on the camera-LOL-savannah505-TY sir! a1Jim-you’re right times three, was a lot of mortising. CarlB-ty, I would have preferred that they were done in Qauter Sawn White Oak, but we don’t always get to decide that! darryl, I’m still waiting on the customer to decide that. I think it’ll be a dark mission oak stain with polyurethane topper! tenontim, I’ll try and repost after the finishing. That new dedicated mortiser takes just as much time to set up as my old Delta mortising attachment on my drill press did! jwarner75, following that scroll line with a blade is harder, than pulling the mortising handle straight up and down. Your scrolling is very impressive. Ty, all for having taken the time to view and comment on the tables. I know you’d rather be making sawdust, that’s why it means so much to me.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#11 posted 09-08-2010 11:50 PM

I LOVE MISSION! And this does not look like the work of a wood- butcher. :) BTW I am jealous- you have real tools.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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