Red Oak & Black Walnut coffeetable #1: getting a good start...

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Blog entry by woodchips posted 07-21-2007 06:08 AM 863 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Red Oak & Black Walnut coffeetable series Part 2: putting the finish on the legs, etc... »

so far i’ve gotten off to a great start, just a little nervous about posting on such an esteemed sight but you guys seem alright :) the link below will take you to the open-to-the-public web album where i will update photos of my project as it moves along.

well it’s late and i’m headed to bed, will post more later when there’s more progress.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#1 posted 07-21-2007 06:13 AM

No need to be nervous. Looks like your off to a good start.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-21-2007 06:53 AM

I like the design of the legs. How thick is the top? It looks like it is 2” thick! What type of wood are you making it out of?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 07-21-2007 08:50 PM

yah.. don’t be nervous.
I know nothing about woodworking and everyone is so supportive of the things I make. :)

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#4 posted 07-21-2007 09:45 PM

Looking good to me!. Going to be one solid table.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 07-22-2007 05:22 AM

the top is exactly 2 3/4” thick, it is some very old, very aged red oak and i’m exploring ways of putting black walnut breadboards on the endgrain. i came up with a very unique (i think) way of attaching the legs. there’s more detail in my blog under the red oak coffeetable project.

thanks for all the supportive comments. i’ve gotta get back to sanding.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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