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Project by Roz posted 336 days ago 781 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little table has been around my wife’s family longer than I have. One day it came home with my wife who thought I could “put a little glue on it. As I investigate the trouble I found several old repairs to one leg and it fell into pieces when I took the table apart. So I made a replacement leg of white oak.
With the original leg as a pattern it was pretty straight forward project: trace, cut, round over and sand. There was a sliding dovetail to contend with and I got lucky on that. I had never done a sliding dovetail joint before so followed the, “you can always take more off buy you can’t put it back” rule of cautious woodworking and got a tight fitting joint.
I stained it with a variety of Minwax colors to try to match the tables color. After I got the color close I applied a wipe on oil finish to the table and new leg. I wiped the entire thing down with a dark stain impregnated wax and buffed it when dry. Aside from a slight color difference you cannot tell it was repaired.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."





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peteg

2816 posts in 1421 days


#1 posted 336 days ago

You are the master with these types of repair Terry, isn’t it amazing what a “little bit of glue” will do ::: ))))), don’t ya just love these girls, it’s all so simple.
great repair
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Roz

1658 posts in 2384 days


#2 posted 336 days ago

Pete, you are too kind. This was an easy one. I like saving old pieces. To think of the work that went into it’s creation and the way people lived in those times keeps my mind working while the glue dries…he he.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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stefang

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#3 posted 336 days ago

Great save on a family heirloom Terry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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robscastle

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#4 posted 336 days ago

Nice job Roz

Its very hard to pick the replacement in the pictures .

-- Regards Robert

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 336 days ago

Wow nice work!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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grizzman

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#6 posted 336 days ago

hey roz, hey terry…lol…i thought you had retired and were maybe floating down the nile river eating graped and being fanned by pretty girls, and feeding the crocodiles,,,but wham , you show up here with a beautiful table repair, showing us all that your still riding high as a woodworker….dang….very nice job..maybe we might meet this fall…..ive just got to…...take care bro…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Surfside

3040 posts in 772 days


#7 posted 335 days ago

The legs are well executed. This wood work project is remarkable. Well done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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jack1

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#8 posted 335 days ago

Good work. Where to stop is always tricky.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Roz

1658 posts in 2384 days


#9 posted 335 days ago

Thanks for the views and comments. Grizz, we will catch up somewhere, keep the faith.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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