|Project by dustyal||posted 10-28-2010 07:33 PM||1644 views||7 times favorited||10 comments|
The Mason Dixon Woodworker’s held another of it’s fun weekend workshops. We got together and made this whimsical bear table. I cannot recall where the original plans came from. One of our members headed the workshop and he has made several… and he supplied the plastic eyes.
Made from construction lumber, it is 24” high and the top is 20” in diameter. I painted mine with one coat of milk paint as something I wanted to try. I did two coats of water based poly for protection on the table top. Of course everyone did their own thing as to finishes – paint schemes. So each is unique, original.
Lessons Learned: The better you are at the bandsaw, the less time you will need to spend at the oscillating sander. I think I am now expert at the oscillating sanders. Seriously, this was my first significant work with a bandsaw… every time we have one of these workshops, I develop a new skill. The oscillating sander skill was a freebie. My free hand circle cutting wasn’t so great… so, I tried out a bandsaw circle cutting jig. Cool.
Also, as you can expect, the boards were not flat… a little time going through the drum sander helped.
SURPRISE: Set him on the floor and the top is level… never ceases to amaze me.
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