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Table first, now working on chairs

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Project by Greylion posted 878 days ago 898 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished this table some time ago (months) and am now working on chairs which is a new challenge for me.
It is Red Oak, standard mortise and tennon joinery and has a floating top. The only trouble I had with it was getting the top flat and finally got it good enough with a hand plane and a sander. I may regret not putting a stretcher on it but did not want one so we’ll see what happens.

-- Bill, "GreyLion" ,Montana, Eph 2:8





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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 878 days ago

Big mistake making the table first. Always make the chairs first, they take so much longer. Plus you have a place to sit and rest while making the table!
Seriously, it is looking good. Nice work on the table. The last table I made was a large dining table, and I took it to an industrial woodworking factory to have the top drum sanded perfectly flat. What a neat machine – 50” wide belt – but alas there is no room for that monster in my shop.
Hey good luck with the chairs! You will not believe how many more hours the chairs take compared to tables.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Greylion

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#2 posted 878 days ago

Good advice Pintodeluxe, thanks.

-- Bill, "GreyLion" ,Montana, Eph 2:8

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medsker

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#3 posted 878 days ago

Nice looking table! Did you get plans somewhere or just from your own head? Thanks.

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Greylion

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#4 posted 878 days ago

Thanks medsker. I did not have any plans, I just drew it out and sized it to fit our dining room. Wife tells me she is ok with me thinking big but this time I got a little carried away.

-- Bill, "GreyLion" ,Montana, Eph 2:8

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workerinwood

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#5 posted 878 days ago

Well done, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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