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Project by Sumthinlikeawoodninja posted 02-13-2016 12:52 AM 1157 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This coffee table was a good skill building project with somewhere around 30 mortises and a set of breadboard ends. It also was a good excuse to break out the handplanes to flatten the top. The top is 1.25”×24”×50”.

-- Jason,WI "Whether you believe you can or believe you can't you are right!"





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#1 posted 02-13-2016 01:50 AM

That is a very attractive coffee table. What wood did you use?

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Sumthinlikeawoodninja

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#2 posted 02-13-2016 02:45 AM

Thank you! It is solid walnut some of the stock was nicely figured. The top and bottom shelf were fairly straight grain

-- Jason,WI "Whether you believe you can or believe you can't you are right!"

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#3 posted 02-13-2016 03:04 AM

that’s a nice table my friend great job love walnut love this table.and welcome to lumber jocks the home of the greatest wood workers on earth.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 02-13-2016 08:33 AM

Very nice job. That table is beautiful. I am near ready to start my own coffee table project.. nice design!

-- David, Norwood Mass, xraydav@aol.com

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#5 posted 02-13-2016 02:34 PM

Awesome wood choice!

I like your use of a tiedown to set things square during glue up.

30 mortises? You have 36 in the spindles alone! (or did you run a groove and install spacers?)

For some reason, the sound of a sharp plane in a shop devoid of the whine of a running motor is a special kind of bliss.

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#6 posted 02-13-2016 05:09 PM

beautiful table

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#7 posted 02-13-2016 05:42 PM

This turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Sumthinlikeawoodninja

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#8 posted 02-13-2016 09:54 PM

Thank you guys!
Splintergroup I used dowels to attach the spindles using a shop made jig. I also agree with the warm and fuzzy experience using handplanes. I have slipped far into that rabbit hole. I use handplanes to surface one side of all of my lumber before running it thru the planer. I also use a smoother for all of my finishing with mixed results. Nothing like the sound of a tune smoother skating across the suface rolling light fluffy shavings.

-- Jason,WI "Whether you believe you can or believe you can't you are right!"

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#9 posted 02-13-2016 10:38 PM

Jason, the table is beautiful. What did you do for the finish?

-- Art

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#10 posted 02-13-2016 11:13 PM

Great looking dovetails.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Sumthinlikeawoodninja

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#11 posted 02-13-2016 11:21 PM

I used general finishes arm r seal satin. 4 coats on the top 3 on the rest.

-- Jason,WI "Whether you believe you can or believe you can't you are right!"

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#12 posted 02-14-2016 01:25 AM

Very nice table! Dovetail looks very good.

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#13 posted 02-14-2016 01:56 AM

That’s a great looking coffee table! It looks good in walnut!

-- Dean

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