|Project by TD Bridges||posted 04-12-2011 02:45 AM||1360 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Just a while back on here I asked advice about restoring my 100+ year old dining table that belonged to my 2x great grandmother.
The table was put into storage after it had been used as a saw horse and had three skill saw cuts put into the top. Two cuts across grain and one with the grain.
Well I decided to cut 1/16th width strips off some good oak pieces I had laying around and got them glued in place. The last photo is after some 120g sanding with my random orbital sander.
Just a word here about the Random orbit sander… WHERE THE HECK WAS THIS THING WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL WOODSHOP?! I had played around with the sander after I got it a couple of years ago but this is the first serious job I have used it on and all I can say is that I am in love and a ROS will always hold a place of honor and respect in my shop. Slinking away now, bowing to the ROS muttering underbreath I am not worthy, I am not worthy.
Anyway what got me going on this was a lot of unexpected time off due to diagnosis of Hodgkins Lymphoma. Am gonna try to go back to work soon but I want to get as much done on this as possible. Tomorrow I am gonna get those dagnabbed square nuts of the leg bolts so that I can get the bottom fully disassembled. Am debating as to whether or not to completely disassemble the top but I would imagine that I will.
Well lots more sanding to go for a few days but with my trusty ROS it will actually be enjoyable not tedious