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Project by CaptainSkully posted 08-28-2008 06:18 PM 2570 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These were made from red oak from the plans in Popular Mechanics – Mission Furniture – How to Make It. We found the book in the Gamble House bookstore. Originally, I was only going to make one, but I made a mental mistake, thinking that tables need four legs. When I realized that two lapped legs form one table, therefore I had an extra set of legs, I went ahead and made a second top. Viola! Instant second table. These were finished with the ammonia fuming process.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails





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Callum Kendall

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#1 posted 08-28-2008 06:39 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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CaptainSkully

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#2 posted 08-28-2008 06:40 PM

Actually, my buddy Eric made one for his son’s nursery. He gave me a copy of the plans, which I used to make them. We found the book later. Eric has inspired my woodworking for several years.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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tenontim

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#3 posted 08-28-2008 07:28 PM

nice job on this. be aware that red oak gets a green tint to it when fumed with ammonia. looks like you just lightly fumed it, so it’s not noticeable in the photo.

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CaptainSkully

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#4 posted 08-28-2008 07:38 PM

Yeah, I wasn’t overwhelmingly happy with the finish on the bookends and tabouret tables, but I knew that going in based on research. I have since gone to all quartersawn white oak, which should take fuming just fine. Ironically, Stickley used a fumed finish to downplay the medullary ray fleck in QSWO, which he thought gave it a more blended look. I personally like to highlight the rays. I’ve been using TransTint Reddish Brown in alcohol and have been happy with it’s simplicity and finished look.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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daveintexas

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#5 posted 08-28-2008 08:14 PM

Nice table, I like the tru tenons. Did you drill out most, and then chisel out the rest??
I have never tried the fuming, because like you I like to pop the rays.
Been working with asphaltum satin lately and really like the finish it gives.

Thanks for posting

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CaptainSkully

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#6 posted 08-28-2008 11:54 PM

Yeah, they were drilled out mostly, then filed to fit the existing tenon. Making everything on a ten degree andgle was the hardest part.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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Jason

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#7 posted 08-29-2008 06:56 AM

Pretty cool looking! Thanks.

-- Jason

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#8 posted 09-08-2008 02:11 AM

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#9 posted 05-05-2009 12:37 PM

Nice Table and thanks for the hints.

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