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Project by Jeff posted 06-05-2010 02:51 AM 1832 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boy did my mortiser earn its keep on this project!

Constructed from QSWO from a design by American Furniture Design Co. (purchased at Lee Valley). I’ve seen many similar tables online. The mortiser had a heck of a go trying to hog out the mortises in the legs but it got the job done.

If I was to do it again I would probably reduce the proportions a little as this thing is oversized for our TV room. I had quite a bit of tearout on the top and ran out of patience trying to remove it as my stock kept getting thinner and thinner ;( I’ve since been trying to use card scrapers and hand planes to cure this on other projects.

Finish was a wipe-on blend of poly and tung oil.

-- Jeff





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-05-2010 02:55 AM

Looks like a great table I like mission style furniture.

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#2 posted 06-05-2010 03:42 AM

Beautiful. That came out great!

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#3 posted 06-05-2010 04:04 AM

Looks great. I like the through mortises.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 04:17 AM

did ya fume it or anything before the wipe-on? or did your finish have the color in it?

-- I know its around here somewhere...

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#5 posted 06-05-2010 04:23 AM

Beautiful table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 06-05-2010 05:50 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 06-05-2010 02:33 PM

Great work Jeff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 06-05-2010 03:42 PM

Very nice!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 06-05-2010 07:02 PM

Nothing beats nicely built mission furniture. Well done!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Jeff

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#10 posted 06-05-2010 10:22 PM

No fuming, there was some stain before applying the finish. It was a Minwax oil based type, but I can’t recall the exact color (possibly dark walnut).

-- Jeff

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TheWoodsmith

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#11 posted 06-08-2010 03:18 AM

hmm, i got a bout a quart of that in the shop, i’ll hafta try it on Qswo and see what i end up with, i’m kinda scared to put stain on the stuff though. Looks great though!

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Jeff

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#12 posted 06-08-2010 07:12 PM

I’m sure I’ve read of a better way to finish it before the stain is applied so that the quartersawn figure will really show (if that’s the effect you’re after). It might have been a coat of shellac, then sanded prior to the stain but don’t quote me on that.

-- Jeff

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#13 posted 06-10-2010 06:29 PM

great looking table, at least you know that your mortiser works :-)

-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.

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TurbineTester

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#14 posted 06-10-2010 06:33 PM

dbl post

-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.

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