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Project by chrisstef posted 04-17-2010 03:57 PM 2948 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the final shot of a trestle style table i built for the wife. All of the materials were salavaged from a 1850’s post and beam house. It has an oak top, heart pine trim, and some unknown species used on the legs. I used a series of 3 8” wide boards half lapped together and sandwiched a 3” board between the 3 rows to create the table top. Trimmed it out with some heart pine and used a round over detail. Then made up the x brace legs, half lapping those as well. Created a 3” through mortise for the stretcher and to keep it in place used a 3/4” tapered peg. The project was finished with a medium walnut Watco danish oil and wet sanded with 320 grit, 4 more coats of danish oil, left to sit for a week, and finished off with a coat of paste wax.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty





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TroutGuy

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#1 posted 04-17-2010 06:39 PM

That’s one good lookin’ table!

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 04-17-2010 08:07 PM

Thanks trout guy!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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norwood

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#3 posted 04-18-2010 07:33 AM

nice table I am sure she loves it

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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michelletwo

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#4 posted 04-18-2010 01:35 PM

grand job. Great recycling!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Bradford

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#5 posted 04-18-2010 04:02 PM

Now that’s how to write a description for a project. Simple, concise bullets of info about the build. I would love to see a picture of it out in natural lighting, I’ll bet it glows.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 04-18-2010 06:47 PM

Bradford,

Thanks so much for the kind remarks…. as soon as i get it out of the shop ill make sure i post a pic.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Newfounlandwood

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#7 posted 04-21-2010 09:23 PM

Very nice use of reclaimed lumber. If it wasn’t for you it would be in the dump.

Dennis

-- My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.

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chrisstef

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#8 posted 04-22-2010 09:31 PM

and i hate good wood being landfilled

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Cantputjamontoast

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#9 posted 09-19-2010 02:48 PM

I would love to see more pictures of this!!!

Great job!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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chrisstef

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#10 posted 09-19-2010 05:47 PM

jamontoast,

ill take some more shots with a better camera sometime today and send em over

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Abbott

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#11 posted 09-19-2010 05:53 PM

That’s another nice piece of work Chris!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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chrisstef

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#12 posted 09-19-2010 06:44 PM

Here’s some better pictures….

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 09-19-2010 08:49 PM

this is BEAUTIFUL !!
love it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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bhog

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#14 posted 02-09-2013 12:30 AM

A neat table bro.Whats up with the paper towel roll on the drill press?Do you keep lotion nearby too?

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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ShaneA

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#15 posted 02-09-2013 01:35 AM

LOL^

That is an oak top?

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