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Blog series by teenagewoodworker updated 03-20-2010 05:32 PM 8 parts 17207 reads 149 comments total

Part 1: ITS HERE!!!!!!!

01-07-2010 01:16 AM by teenagewoodworker | 30 comments »

Well the big slab of Bubinga i ordered is finally here! The slab itself is a nice 6/4×41” x 100” piece of waterfall bubinga. sorry for the pictures not being so great. especially the ones for the figure. believe me i am sooo excited to cut this up and i would right now but it really needs to acclimate. I got the wood from Good Hope Hardwoods down in Pennsylvania. Its a great little business and they have some wonderful lumber too!! if you’re looking f...

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Part 2: an exciting day!!!

01-15-2010 04:58 AM by teenagewoodworker | 26 comments »

before i start this post i just want to give a quick apology to Todd. Based on my last post about the Bubinga I’m not sure what response i’ll get when i add some more ;) Alright now here we go. Today was a very good day! My hockey team won in a 1 – 0 thriller and when i got home i had a nice big box sitting on my front porch, and we all know what that means…. MORE TOOLS!!!!! So today my shipment was from Lee Valley and it was quite a big one. Exhibit A Exh...

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Part 3: skim planing as well as some other achievments

01-24-2010 05:14 AM by teenagewoodworker | 12 comments »

well over the past week i skim planer all of the lumber. it took quite awhile considering that to minimize tearout i had to take about 1/64” off of each board if not less while the board was wet with water to get a decent enough cut so that i can hand plane it without having to take off too much to remove the tearout. but honestly this stuff is just a whole different animal as far as wood goes its impossible to get it clean off of the planer. so here are some pictures of the skim planed...

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Part 4: And the Pie Crust Begins!!!

02-20-2010 04:40 AM by teenagewoodworker | 21 comments »

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...

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Part 5: feets

02-21-2010 05:40 AM by teenagewoodworker | 26 comments »

didn’t get as much done as i wanted to today. looks like Eli might be taking the lead on his table… haha alright. today i did some work on the feet. for the feet i am going to be going with pad feet. Right now i have extra material at the bottom just to leave myself room to work with on the feet. so here we go. i started off by cutting out my feet with all of the angles and everything. getting the angles was as simple as setting my piece of wood over the drawing in the position...

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Part 6: Time Warp

03-08-2010 03:02 AM by teenagewoodworker | 11 comments »

well i got a bit done over the past few weeks. first i did some work on the bird cage. the bird cage is not hard but at the same time not easy. I started by milling my pieces. both are left oversized. one is left very oversized because i have to cut off the piece for the pivot point. the other is just and 1/8” oversized so i can trim to final dimensions when I’m done with the larger one. so first what i did was cut off the little piece for the pivot point. then after tha...

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Part 7: tea table is under way

03-16-2010 02:48 AM by teenagewoodworker | 16 comments »

alright so since i have a lot of cleanup work left on the pie crust i figured I might as well get the tea table out of the way. The tea table is a fairly simple build but is a beautiful piece. So i have already cut the legs and aprons and now it was time to cut the profile on the aprons. I started by making the templates. I put a lot of work into my templates so that later on when i route the profile i won’t have a lot of cleanup work. especially on the bubinga. all of these are laid ou...

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Part 8: finessing the tea table

03-20-2010 05:32 PM by teenagewoodworker | 7 comments »

So last time i worked on cutting the curves in the aprons for the pie crust table. now its time to move on to the legs as well as the candle slide. neither of these are done yet but i figured I’d just give a little update. the legs are cabriolet legs. Eli helped me design them and i have them cut out right now. just waiting to spokeshave them up and chisel them and all that good stuff to finesse them. they’re looking good so far though and I’m really satisfied with the shape...

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