Father Daughter Occasional Tables

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Project by Craftsman on the lake posted 12-29-2013 02:55 AM 1337 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My eldest daughter, Jennifer. was home this week for Christmas. She wanted a couple of hall/occasional tables for her apartment. We had to scurry as we only had a few days. Since she’s an accomplished violinist I did the table saw cuts. She used the chop and band saw and did all the gluing, sanding, and spraying. We kept it simple and used pocket hole screws to speed up production. completed in three sessions of about 4 hrs each.
Each table is made of cherry with three coats sprayed on policrylic on them. I did first cut, or drill and screw. She did the rest. Smart cookie, PhD in engineering in biomedical nanotechnology. Works at Harvard Medical. She’s always caught on quickly. What a fun weekend this was with her as she’s still my kid and is a delight to be with.


-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 12-29-2013 03:38 AM

Very nice tables indeed – but most importantly the teamwork that really works!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 12-29-2013 03:39 AM

what a great time dan, your a lucky man to have a loving daughter who enjoyed being with you and having some good memory made…thanks for sharing…

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

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#3 posted 12-29-2013 03:58 AM

Great job, and an accomplished woodworker also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 12-29-2013 04:19 AM

My, my she’s got quite the resume’! Dr. Daughter. Now she can add experienced woodworker to that list of accomplishments. So glad y’all enjoyed your time together. And very nice tables; of which I know she’s proud to have.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#5 posted 12-29-2013 04:28 AM

Great to see productive family time. I love making projects with my sons. The tables came out great.

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

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#6 posted 12-29-2013 04:45 AM

Very nice tables, building them with your daughter, priceless…..

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 12-29-2013 02:50 PM

Very envious to the teamwork. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 12-29-2013 03:11 PM

Great pics. Nice job on the tables! Family heirlooms for sure!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 12-29-2013 05:15 PM

I’ve always wondered: If they’re occasional tables, what are they the rest of the time?

They look nice and good job spending time with her. Looks like you had fun!

-- Be honest, honorable, kind, work hard, and generally be awesome.

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#10 posted 12-30-2013 01:43 AM

Great job on the tables! But even greater job raising such a remarkable daughter!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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