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Hi guys,
I just wanted to share my most recent project.
It is a small end table that I built from the plans I found in Wood magazine a few years back.

The top is 6/4 Red Oak and the rest of the project is 3/4” Red Oak.
The original plans called for quarter-sawn white oak but in my area the price was ridiculous so I went with Red Oak. The majority of our furniture is Red Oak so it matches just fine.

This project caused me to stretch a little past my comfort zone.
I built and successfully used my first circle cutting jig on the band saw. It worked great!
I used my newly restored hand planes to flatten the top after glue up. That was really fun!
I used a rattle-can instead of brushing on the finish. No drips or runs so I think that went well too.

Thanks for looking.

-- Chem, Central California





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#1 posted 01-10-2018 09:07 PM

Looks nice!

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#2 posted 01-10-2018 10:30 PM

Chem, you did a nice job with this table. I have always liked that style. Two things for future reference: Quarter sawn red oak looks very similar to qswo once it is finished. Secondly, I used to cut circles with the band saw, but found that it is nicer with a router because there is much less sanding involved.

-- Art

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#3 posted 01-10-2018 10:31 PM

That’s a fine looking Limbert table—congratulations! I’m sure you’ll get a lot of satisfaction from it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 01-10-2018 10:41 PM



Chem, you did a nice job with this table. I have always liked that style. Two things for future reference: Quarter sawn red oak looks very similar to qswo once it is finished. Secondly, I used to cut circles with the band saw, but found that it is nicer with a router because there is much less sanding involved.

- AandCstyle

Thank you for the kind comments.
The plans called for using a router to cut the circle but I wanted to use the band saw jig.
You are right though, I had to do a lot of sanding. :)
My local guy did not have enough 8/4 quarter-sawn red oak either so I just had to go with what was available.

-- Chem, Central California

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#5 posted 01-10-2018 10:45 PM



Looks nice!

- Ocelot

Thanks Paul,
I put the Stanley No 4 to use flattening the top. It was really a joy to use.
I don’t know how I ever got anything done without having hand planes.
I guess I just sanded the crap out of everything! :)

This little table was a Christmas present for my wife and she loves it.
So it was a win-win situation.

-- Chem, Central California

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#6 posted 01-11-2018 12:18 AM

6th on the looks nice! This is just me, but I wonder—since the grain is so strong—did you try different orientations between the top and the shelf? What you have is beautiful, but I would have found it interesting to turn the top vs the bottom to see if it made a difference. Like I said, it’s just me, and I’m not dissing anything.

-- Hey, I'm usually right twice a day! Except where they use 24 hour clocks.

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#7 posted 01-11-2018 02:52 AM



6th on the looks nice! This is just me, but I wonder—since the grain is so strong—did you try different orientations between the top and the shelf? What you have is beautiful, but I would have found it interesting to turn the top vs the bottom to see if it made a difference. Like I said, it s just me, and I m not dissing anything.

- BustedClock


I went through several orientations before gluing up. What you see represents the best grain pattern available from the 8/4 board I had. Whats funny is that the grain pattern makes you think that you know where the glue line is but it’s an illusion. The glue line grain is almost identical on both sides of the joint. It kind of makes this table quirky and I like that. Had I had a larger budget I could have purchased more oak and maybe found a better match but that was no the case. 1/4 sawn would have been nice but my guy had very little on hand.

Thanks for the comments.

-- Chem, Central California

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#8 posted 01-12-2018 01:41 AM

Look to be well made so will be around for a long time to be used and admired.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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