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Project by TexanLumber posted 05-12-2018 03:14 AM 394 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t take a ton of photos while doing the build as i did not think about sharing the process, but this is a 3’x4’ table with a glazed frame and walnut surfaces.
This is also my first post with photos, and I must say not being able to upload multiple or drag them with any sort of organization is quite annoying.

-- JDH





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 05-12-2018 11:05 AM

yeah, work all day in saw dust then a guy has to upload pictures one at a time. bummer lol lol

nice table tho -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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TexanLumber

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#2 posted 05-12-2018 12:26 PM

well if I got to work all day in saw dust that would be amazing! unfortunately I only get a little bit at night, then I typically do computer work… so maybe I always have efficiency on my mind to maximize my minutes.

-- JDH

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#3 posted 05-12-2018 05:26 PM

Nice table. I see you used loose tenons for attaching the skirt boards, did you consider mortises in the legs themselves, and tenons in the skirt boards? Just asking, as I’ve used both methods in the past with success. I just find it easier to get consistent positioning with the mortises

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC :: http://www.FamousArtisan.com

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TexanLumber

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#4 posted 05-12-2018 06:05 PM

To be honest, no I did not consider doing traditional mortise and tenons for this particular project. I will say that I have done them in the past, and they can be incredibly precise and fine tuned quite easily. In my experience the downfall comes to time. I acquired the Featool Domino, and with that I am getting very precise joints, but in a mere fraction of the time. To me, while this is technically a loose tenon, it feels more like a mortise and tenon once the domino is inserted into the skirt boards. When the domino goes into the mortise, it’s such a precise fit you need a mallet to fully seat the domino. I don’t know if you have played with this tool, but i would say it is a game changer. Now I will use traditional mortise and tenons again in the future, but just didn’t for this build.

-- JDH

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#5 posted 05-12-2018 07:13 PM

This is a wonderful coffee table and displays a lot of nice craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 05-12-2018 09:27 PM


well if I got to work all day in saw dust that would be amazing! unfortunately I only get a little bit at night, then I typically do computer work… so maybe I always have efficiency on my mind to maximize my minutes.

- TexanLumber

Too bad – I retired 13 years ago and for the last couple years I’ve managed to spend more time creating in the wood shop than I really need to but I’m having so much fun I just can’t slow down.
I guess time just doesn’t mean that much to me.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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TexanLumber

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#7 posted 05-13-2018 03:01 PM

I would love to be able to do that…. I got a few years of work to go! But on the bright side, by the time I retire I should hopefully have my workshop set up lol. I have a feeling you never really get to that point though

-- JDH

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