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My wife’s birthday present. Double drawer Shaker sewing table. Made of wood cut from a local cherry tree and dried in my shop. Finished with linseed oil, followed by dilute shellac and varnish.
-- Roger M, Aiken, SC
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#1 posted 11-04-2011 05:44 PM
I think she is going to love it! Nice job, how long did that take to build? Did you use all power tools, hand tools or both?
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#2 posted 11-04-2011 06:11 PM
Thats an awesome table.I have been thinking of building one like that.
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#3 posted 11-04-2011 06:18 PM
that’s a good lookin table. I love shaker furniture. that’s awesome you did it out of cherry.
-- "by all means read what the experts say. Just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking" ;John Brown
#4 posted 11-04-2011 08:17 PM
Thanks for the compliments. Andy, this took me a little over a week to build as it involved building a jig for the old Craftsman lathe to make the dovetailed pedestal. Now I am setup to make these a lot quicker. The dovetailed drawers were made using a Leigh Dovetail Jig. Although hand tools were used I use mostly power tools for most of my projects. Roger
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#5 posted 11-04-2011 09:03 PM
Love it. will not show the wife, she will want one too. lol
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#6 posted 11-05-2011 12:40 AM
Gotta make one for the wife… She’ll love it!
-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!
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#7 posted 12-10-2011 05:39 AM
Very nice. It should make a fine birthday present. Are the legs done with sliding dovetails?
-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com
#8 posted 12-10-2011 07:19 PM
Dave. Thanks for the compliment. Yes, the legs are done in the classic Shaker tradition in sliding dovetails. I worked out a jig that fits on to my old Craftsman lathe to do these. Took a little bit of effort to get it all setup but it saves a lot of time now when I want to do some more.
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#9 posted 09-21-2012 10:40 PM
Absolutely gorgeous. I’m a Shaker freak, care about little else. This is a deceivingly difficult project to execute. I’ve studied all the shaker books, fallen asleep with the Pleasant Hill book many times. This is on point.
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog
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