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Hall table, my first hardwood project

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Project by dsb1829 posted 2209 days ago 1488 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, launching into my first real wood project. I have mostly worked in plywood/mdf with edge/face trimming. So we will have to see how this turns out.

I milled and glued up the top last week. Initially started with 6/4 hard Maple. I think final thickness will be around 1-1/8in for the top. I will see what I get to this week as I sneak up on the final dimensions.

I picked up some oak this week to run some test mortise and tenons. After I get my method straight I will continue on with the legs and aprons.

Here are a couple of photos so far…
Edge jointed, glued up, and then passed through the planer.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama





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lew

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#1 posted 2209 days ago

Off to a great looking start!! Looking forward to more posts.

Lew

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 2209 days ago

HI Doug;

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! A great place with excellent people.

As Lew said, your off to an excellent start. Doesn’t look anything like my first glue up.

In my defense, I was only four.

Lee

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Bill Hall

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#3 posted 2209 days ago

Lookin’ good. I too am working on a hall table as my first fine furniture project. I goes slowly. Good luck!

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#4 posted 2209 days ago

Looking great, cann’t wait to see the progress

Thanks for the post

Callum

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Chris

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#5 posted 2209 days ago

Looking good so far… Can’t wait to see the finished product.

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#6 posted 2209 days ago

Doug,

You are off to a great start. My first project was an end table that used Mortise and Tenon joints. I must admit that I had a great deal of help from my grandpa in building it. He taught me how to work with wood. He set me up with a drill press with a mortising attachment. If you can get one of those. It is well worth the investment.

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dsb1829

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#7 posted 2209 days ago

Thanks everyone for the comments. I think I am going to go the router route on the mortise side. I do have forsner and boring bits for my drill press, so I did consider that option. I would like to get the router practice though and I think the results may be a bit more consistent than boring and chisel for me. Honestly I would be more inclined to buy a $200 mortising machine than a $80 adapter for my dp. On the tenons I will be running them on the tablesaw. My Freud dado set just got here this afternoon :-)

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 2208 days ago

Doug;

Unless you’re going to order over the internet, try to test the model, you intend to buy. The first one I bought I returned. A Delta unit.

I wasn’t happy with it at all.

I ended up getting a Powermatic stationary machine.

Good luck;

Lee

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dsb1829

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#9 posted 2208 days ago

Yeah, I try to do hands-on when I can. Honestly I am not in the market. If I were I would scour the net for reviews and then try and see what is local (pretty much delta and HF). I have been pretty happy using this approach on my recent jointer and planer purchases.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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