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Drop Leaf table

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Project by SuburbanDon posted 02-15-2012 02:58 PM 940 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a (commissioned) copy of a table we have that belonged to my wife’s grandfather. He taught wood shop in high school. This was a big challenge for me. I learned one important thing:

- Make a template and route any curved surfaces. Hand sanding to clean up the contours just didn’t turn out very well. But my worry is, will I be able to make a curved template any better ?

My biggest disappointment was the gaps in many of the joints. I used a commercial tenoning jig and tried to clean them up with a sharp chisel. This helped but not enough. I guess practice is the answer.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---





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#1 posted 02-15-2012 03:20 PM

Very nice!

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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#2 posted 02-16-2012 02:32 AM

Sorry I posted this project twice now. I thought this was going to my blog and I can’t seem to remove it from here.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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