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Project by woodgu posted 11-22-2010 05:25 AM 1056 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first time to use mortise and tenon joinery. Everything was handcut (except the tapered legs). Dovetailed drawer.

-- Phil G





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wseand

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#1 posted 11-22-2010 05:35 AM

Love the table it is a beautiful piece.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Chip

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#2 posted 11-22-2010 05:43 AM

Great piece Phil. I do a lot of that taping off also. It’s tedious and a pain in the butt, but it sure saves time in the long run doesn’t it. Beautiful work, especially for your first time doing M & T joinery. Thanks for sharing this with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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lanwater

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#3 posted 11-22-2010 06:23 AM

nice table. the drawer is nicely fit.

Taping is someting I need to do. it definitely save a lot of glue squize out.

Great job

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Jonathan

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#4 posted 11-22-2010 06:27 AM

Nice end table Phil. And if it’s your first time at cutting everything by hand, I’d say it turned out well! It doesn’t hurt (in my book), that it’s constructed of walnut either. I don’t have a “favorite” wood, but walnut is up there.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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woodgu

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#5 posted 11-22-2010 06:55 AM

Thanks for the kind words. My wife likes walnut. I like the looks, but my sinuses go crazy when I am working with it. I have started working more with hand tools and am enjoying it. I typically work with red and white oak. I recently worked with mahogany and found I really like the way it finishes and cuts.

-- Phil G

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#6 posted 11-22-2010 07:08 AM

Great job.
Beautiful piece.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 11-22-2010 03:26 PM

Very nice! Thanks for sharing….......

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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RKW

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#8 posted 11-22-2010 03:58 PM

nice job Phill, I also like walnut but havnt experienced the sinus problem. Mesquite and cocobolo are the ones that get me. Looks like the mortises came out great. Did you use a taper jig on tablesaw for those legs?

-- RKWoods

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#9 posted 11-22-2010 04:03 PM

Very nice!! Great design and build. Love walnut.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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woodgu

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#10 posted 11-22-2010 04:35 PM

I made a simple, on the spot, taper jig. I had some 1/4” plywood that I attached some blocks to to hold the legs.

-- Phil G

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woodgu

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#11 posted 11-22-2010 04:35 PM

I made a simple, on the spot, taper jig. I had some 1/4” plywood that I attached some blocks to to hold the legs.

-- Phil G

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