Red Oak & Black Walnut coffeetable

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Blog series by woodchips updated 08-13-2007 05:10 AM 5 parts 5633 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: getting a good start...

07-21-2007 06:08 AM by woodchips | 5 comments »

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.

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Part 2: putting the finish on the legs, etc...

07-22-2007 05:50 AM by woodchips | 2 comments »

i’ve decided to go ahead and finish the legs even though they are not attached yet. the method i plan to using to attach them won’t interfere with the finish so why not? i’ve posted more pictures on picassa webalbums to show progress and the beautiful finish that i love tung oil for. originally i had plans just to glue and clamp then screw the black walnut breadboards onto the endgrain, then i received some excellent and timely advice on NOT doing it that way. i cerain...

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Part 3: getting closer to being finished

07-25-2007 06:47 AM by woodchips | 4 comments »

i’ve included the link to the project. the only new pics are the last five. the top isn’t done yet as i still have to add the breadboards. still debating on whether to let them overhang the readoak or to mount them flush with the redoak. what do ya’ll think?

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Part 4: almost finished for real this time

08-07-2007 06:49 AM by woodchips | 4 comments »

well here’s the almost finished table. i was very impressed with the tung oil and that’s only one coat, so i’m really looking forward to rubbing in at least 3 more coats. anyway, i’ve begin to rethink the legs, as they don’t seem pretty enough anymore, not real sure what to do now. ah well, i’ll figure it out and ya’ll will eventually see a finished product. here’s an updated link for more pics of the table with it’s first coat of tung...

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Part 5: i have a problem...hoping somebody can help

08-13-2007 05:10 AM by woodchips | 9 comments »

Hi All. I’ll preface this blog by saying that because of my lack of experience… i made a mistake that i hope won’t be undoable. when i applied tung oil to my coffeetable after sanding it down to 400 grit, i applied it too heavily thinking that it would be alright, since i’d seen something similar (but not exactly) done on the Wood Whisperer’s video podcast. What he’d used was a mixture but i (ignorantly) assumed it didn’t differ too much from ...

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