buginga slab projects #4: And the Pie Crust Begins!!!

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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 02-20-2010 04:40 AM 1728 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well the Pie Crust finally begins. I’ve got my Oneida all set up and its collecting all of my dust so now i am off to the races on this pie crust table. It has to be completed and finished by thursday so i should have the construction done by the end of this weekend.

So first today I Turned the pedestal. If you guys know T-Chisel then chances are you know Eli… well Eli let me borrow the design for his pie crust so the pedestal is his design. but well get to that a bit later. To begin with i turned the whole thing round and then turned the tenon for the legs. with that done i proceeded to head over to the router table and cut the dovetails for the feet. after that just a bit of chisel work and i had some nice dovetails.

then after that i put the pedestal back on my lathe and turned away. i would say this probably took about 4 hours but i had to go slow because the bubinga is hard. its not hard to turn and i actually like to turn it because its not fragile and doesn’t chip but it is a very hard dense wood. But in the end i feel like i had some pretty good results. Eli sure did do a nice job designing this bad boy :)

so thats it for now. tomorrow i will do the legs as well as dish out the top. then just a ton of scraping and sanding and this table will be finish ready!!

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#1 posted 02-20-2010 05:01 AM

Looking good so far! That’s quite an ambitious time frame.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#2 posted 02-20-2010 05:02 AM

You have an amazing skill and a sweet shop. How did you fund all those cool toys? Your skills are certainly deserving of them.

Looking forward to reading about your build

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#3 posted 02-20-2010 05:26 AM

Chelios… lots of prowling of craigslist… hahaha

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#4 posted 02-20-2010 05:27 AM

I am jealous, i wish i was your age again and had part of your talent. I got started in wood working at a fairly young age but i didn’t get the direction i needed, i went to school in Idaho and they didn’t offer any wood shop. so i had to learn on my own. With the internet and the knowledge that is being shared out there, the possibilities are endless for young people like yourself. Since my retirement i have devoted a lot of time in learning the art of design and execution. I guess it is never to late, but i keep thinking of what i have missed. I will be following this build as it develops,

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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#5 posted 02-20-2010 05:28 AM

Nice start.

-- 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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#6 posted 02-20-2010 05:30 AM

yeah lumberdog it is tough. i don’t have a shop program in my school either so the internet really is a blessing.

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#7 posted 02-20-2010 05:31 AM

very nice work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 02-20-2010 12:45 PM

Very good work. The turning came out great. I like the way you routed the dovetails, simple and effective. Your time plan on this project is a good illustration of the difference in pace between a young man and a much older one (me). Can’t wait to see how you do the pie crust work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 02-20-2010 02:51 PM

Denis, this looks pretty good. And you must be having a lot of fun doing it in order to stay focused for 4 hours. This is going to be a gorgeous table when you are finished.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 02-20-2010 04:02 PM

Hi Denis.

Great job. Pretty ambitious time line.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 02-20-2010 05:31 PM

Great looking turning. I like the way you created the dove tails in the pedestal. Looking forward to seeing more progress.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 02-20-2010 05:35 PM

Nice start Dennis.

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#13 posted 02-20-2010 08:08 PM

your doing a great job..cant wait to see the rest of this project…your doing a good job of using those skills..enjoy the journey…

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

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#14 posted 02-20-2010 11:32 PM

Seems a few posters noted your time goals, that is what goals are for. Setting goals that demand something of us usually brings the best out of us. I like your style!!!

-- Dave Brown

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#15 posted 02-21-2010 02:45 AM

That is one sweet looking pedestal !!
I like the dovetail idea too.
Waiting for the finish, you can do it….


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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