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Forum topic by ChicagoGlen posted 10-19-2010 05:41 PM 1030 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-19-2010 05:41 PM

Well I have not built anything in two years due to having our first baby 14 month ago. It has been a long time and I am very rusty.

I will show my progress as I continue.

I am building a Arts and Crafts end table to go with a coddee table I build two years ago. I will again fume the project with Amonia.

The design is my own. I took some basic measurments of the space I needed to fill in the house and decided to try a few new “firsts” for me.

The project will have a drawer with non mechanical slides (first for me), curved stretchers (first for me), and keyed mortice and tennons (first for me). It will also have through mortice and tennons as well as regulat mortice and tennons.

Below is where I am at today. This is far from done but I thought I would show where I am at.
Any comments are appreciated.



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#1 posted 10-19-2010 06:19 PM

What role did the Miller Lite play? Was it used for measuring or for jogging your memory :-)

For being out of practice that sure looks nice.

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#2 posted 10-19-2010 06:25 PM

The Lite was for a tried and true relaxation technique I have been working on a while now. :) I dry fit my pieces, set the work down to look at and relax while looking at my issues and design.

One mistake I already made on the table. The hidden tennons are loose. I made all of my hidden tennons 1/4”. I then started to make my mortices. I did not notice my mortice bit was bent. The first mortice was crooked and snapped the bit. I then had to make all of the other mortices 5/16” so I could get them done this weekend. I now have to go back and glue stock to my tennons and recut them for a tighter fit.

Always fun. Nothing ever goes off perfect in my projects but I guess that is part of the fun.

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#3 posted 10-19-2010 06:29 PM

Looking good Glen nice work.

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#4 posted 11-15-2010 11:51 PM

WellI had to stop for the year and will pick back up in the spring. Here is what it looks like as it stands today. Again it is just dry fitted.

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