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Project by blackcherry posted 09-08-2011 02:47 AM 1492 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ’s hope all are doing well and enjoying making sawdust. Here is one of two Shaker table I’ve been working on. This one made from one piece of 5 quarter Blk.Cherry, slice and dice with a new 1/2” Woodslicer band saw blade. This is the first time I’ve ever use one and I’ll give it high marks on its performance, both on it smooth cuts and extremely fast slicing performance. This is a really deli style meat slicer, how thin do you want it is up to the operator. I book match the top at 5/8 thick, the legs at 1”1/8 square and then tapered the legs, then cut the drawer stock to 1/2” with very little saw marks. What a performer I would highly recommend the Woodslicer blade by Highland’s to any and all LJ’s to compare with the blade you are presently using and you will be amazed ! The best part about it is you will get a nice looking project to showcase. This table will probably stay in house since it holds two wine glasses and a wine bottle with style…thanks for looking …Blkcherry





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#1 posted 09-08-2011 03:06 AM

Beautiful shaker table, I love the finish.

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#2 posted 09-08-2011 03:21 AM

Beautiful table!! Set for party time too ;-)) Thanks for the wood slicer report.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 09-08-2011 03:29 AM

I was just into Highlands site looking at the wood slicer and wondering if they worked as well as they say. I guess they do…. Thanks for a great discription on the table, it is beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 09-08-2011 03:35 AM

That is a great looking table. What did you use as finish?

I completely agree about the Woodslicer.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#5 posted 09-08-2011 03:43 AM

Detail on the finish when I post the other table, it’s one you will want to keep lock in the safe…lol…Blkcherry

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#6 posted 09-08-2011 03:44 AM

Very nice table. I had a woodslicer about 10 years ago and it gave me a great cut but it only lasted for me to try it out. I got 10 slices of veneer out of a 1” thick piece of wood. When I got to the cuts that I wanted. It wouldn’t cut for crap.

I’m glad that you are getting good service out of yours.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#7 posted 09-08-2011 03:55 AM

Good to know Karson, I’ve only used it on this project. Will have to see how long it lasts, I’ve had a Timberwolf on the band saw since Thanksgiving and it still cuts great, not as fast as the slicer but a mule as far as longevity. I still like the timberwolf price about half that of the slicer, both are great blades. Thanks for looking…BC

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#8 posted 09-08-2011 04:08 AM

Do you suppose they may have addressed some deficiencies in that length of time?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 09-08-2011 04:11 AM

I’ve had the same 1” woodslicer for a number of years and used it on many projects—still works like new. Well worth the investment. I’d definitely buy another.

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog

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#10 posted 09-08-2011 04:17 AM

Great Lookin Table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 09-08-2011 05:27 AM

Nice looking table , BC : )
Thanks for the blade info .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 09-08-2011 01:30 PM

Another great piece of furniture Wilson. Well done. That is some gorgeous cherry. I do have a question regarding the legs. The last photo provides a side view and no taper is visible. Usually tapered legs are tapered on both inside surfaces. I do not know for sure if that is in true Shaker style but I am curious to hear your reasoning.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#13 posted 09-08-2011 01:42 PM

Lenny yes the taper is on the front side only, just my own spin.

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#14 posted 09-08-2011 02:57 PM

very nice table. what did you use as the finish? thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#15 posted 09-08-2011 03:28 PM

Nice table.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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