|Project by bandit571||posted 09-15-2016 11:05 PM||549 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
A yard sale find, a slab of 2-1/4” thick Walnut, for a $1 bill. Cut, resawn, turned, and shaped. Dovetails to hold three of the four legs to the post. Post needed to be a bit thicker when I was turning it on the lathe, so I added a couple slices of Cherry.
Top is 18” in diameter, table is 21” tall. A steel keeper plate, from an old saw blade, is on the bottom of the post. Keeps the legs from sliding out, if the glue should ever fail.
Top still has a lot of hand plane marks. Debating on whether to go back and smooth the top to a glass smooth surface, or just leave the marks alone.
Finish was : 1st coat 70/30 BLO, Varnish…..2nd and 3rd coats were just plain, clear, semi-gloss Varnish
Brass screws to join the top to a batten underneath the top. Slots in the screws are “clocked” so they all face the same direction.
Not too bad a little Night Stand. Originals were meant to hold a candle at the bedside, now it might hold the phone and a small light. Not too bad for a $1 slab of wood..
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