Maple Sink Base

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Project by drunkensaint posted 09-15-2007 08:03 PM 2167 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s a maple sink base I made based on homeowner sketches (yikes!). All material was rough cut to begin so all the milling too me quite a while. He wanted 4 inch thick legs so i ended up using 10/4 and gluiong up two pieces after carefully jointing them. My years in a handmade furinture shop (Charles Shakleton Furniture) really helped me here as i had much experience with these applications. Drawings called for no taper on the legs so i added a slight router applied chamfer to break the harsh lines. All joints are mortise and tenon, no mechanical fasteners other than for the slats in shelf. Used my homemade tennoning jig for tenons and then a forestner bit and a chisel to cut nice clean mortises, hey, work with what ya got. I routed a dado around the top edge so the sink slipped on right over it. All wood was sanded to 400 and then hand oiled with tung oil. 4 coats over 3 days. Very important to dry each coat before next application.

-- Just for the Halibut

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 09-15-2007 09:56 PM


I like that!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 09-16-2007 12:18 PM

Very cool! I like the clean lines and the massive construction.

-- Robb

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 09-16-2007 02:09 PM

Really good work. We do have to build what the customer wants. It looks like you have a satisfied customer.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 09-16-2007 03:17 PM

It looks very functional. I agree whit Thos. the customer had to be pleased.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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