|Project by Roz||posted 08-23-2013 02:46 AM||1063 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
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."