|Project by Bill Akins||posted 07-26-2013 12:57 PM||839 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
A few years ago , Marc Spagnuolo of The Wood Whisperer, asked for project ideas and I suggested this. His version was the tilt top table but I opted for the stationary top. I ordered cherry from Bell Forrest Products. The sliding dovetails were handcut which I learned from The Woodwright Shop. I tapered and rounded the legs on my shaving horse using a drawknife and spokeshave. I had to make an extension on my lathe to turn the column, the video for that is here and Marc allowed me to film the alternate way that I made my table which is here. For the finish I used a mixture of 1/3 each of denatured alcohol, shellac and BLO. After 2 coats of that then 3 coats of wiping varnish followed by a coat of Renaissance wax.
-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.