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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 10-11-2010 11:07 PM 1613 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alway looking for a Christmas gift project. The current issue of American Woodworker delivered a great idea. (AW#150 Oct/Nov)

This little jem is about 19” tall, 9” deep and 14” wide. All mortise and tenon construction with pegs so it can be broken down easily.

This took about 5 hours including making the templates and fixture in photo 4. The template holds the side so it’s easy to use a router with a 3/4” spiral upcut bit for the mortise.

I plan to build about 12 of these for Christmas presents.

My wife and I both love this project.

This is made from walnut, finished with a walnut gel stain and spray on poly.

Bob Oct 11, 2010

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 10-11-2010 11:09 PM

Nice Table, Gotta love the walnut !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 10-11-2010 11:14 PM

Very nice table and gifts! Well done…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 10-11-2010 11:45 PM

Bob A gfrreat looking table

Nice job on the build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 10-11-2010 11:52 PM

I like it great details but not over done.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 10-12-2010 12:04 AM

There’s a pair of these sitting on my finishing table awaiting stain/poly right now!

Nicely done.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 10-12-2010 02:38 AM

That’s a neat table!! Nice grain on the top!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 10-12-2010 02:40 AM

Lovely, and it looks like you are ready to go into mass production?! What about other woods? This would look good in cherry and oak. Thanks for posting.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 10-12-2010 02:56 AM


Yes, I agree, planned to make these from oak, cherry, walnut and I even have some enough mahogany for 2-3 of these.


-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 10-12-2010 04:15 PM

Hi Bob;

Another great job.

Nice project.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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