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Project by cwdance1 posted 04-29-2011 02:31 AM 1187 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Man this has been a hard project to complete. The weather here in Ohio went from very cold to rain and then more rain. I put one light coat of sealer on it until I can take it outside and spray the finish on. This was my first attempt at a mortise and tenon joint. Didn’t come out too bad. I cut a slot on the back side of the rails and there is a medal clip that holds the top on. The top in the picture is actually the bottom of the top. I really like the spalted hickory.

All comments are welcome.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 04-29-2011 02:59 AM

good job BUD ! hope you enjoyed your time making this piece

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#2 posted 04-29-2011 03:17 AM

Looks great, interesting how the spalting matches the base

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#3 posted 04-29-2011 06:39 AM

Oh yes,,,, I have the same problem too.
Rain, cold, rain and more rain, because I’m in Ohio too.
I painted outside this afternoon, and it rained in the evening.
Hope you finish the job soon.

I remember one year in early 1990’s, we had 120 wet days (rain, snow or hails)
out of 122 days (March 1 through June 30). Two days didn’t have
precipitation but cloudy.

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#4 posted 04-29-2011 11:16 AM

Great job on the table, sorry to hear the weather has been giving you a hard time.

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

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