|Project by Alongiron||posted 12-31-2015 06:10 PM||964 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
My wife was wanting a Handkerchief table like I had made a couple years ago for a charity auction. I had some time over the Christmas holiday to get one completed for her. I had some rough sawn QSWO left over from another project and it turned out better than I expected. The pictures do not do it justice as to the grain of the wood. I sanded it down to 400 grit; finished with a “Dark Walnut” danish oil, and 3 coats of tongue oil lightly sanding with the local newspaper in between and finished off with a coat of wax. The gate leg turned out perfectly square so when the table is open it is nice and flat. The legs were tapered square on the inside edges of all legs down to 7/8” from 1-1/2 down 4” from the top of the leg. The top itself is about 24” square. The top is held on with come clips that I made that slide into a slot in the rails to allow it to move. Standard drop leaf hinges from Rockler were used by setting them into the underside of the top recessed into both pieces first routing out for the barrel.
I hope you like it as much as my wife!!
Happy New Year!
-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien