Various shenanigans #20: Cases and tables

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Blog entry by JeremyPringle posted 02-12-2014 10:05 PM 1170 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Picking away. I did in fact finally finish and deliver the walnut cases for the French Barn store.

Because they wanted them to be hand made, I did hand cut the dovetails, and did all the smoothing with my planes. I used hide glue and shellac. My kind of project.. except there were 6 of them. It was fun none the less. I even added some fake (wink, wink) butterfly keys..

So now I am back to trying like mad to finish the huge table that I started before Christmas. There are a few defect in the top, like a knot..

And a void..

So I made some larger butterfly keys to cover them up. I even found a new (when I inherited it from my uncle 7 years ago, it was new in box and I have only used it a few times, I even forgot that I had it) little belt sander to help me clean up the keys..

Now, how to clean out the voids for the keys? A router right… wrong… I sold mine (which I had not used in about 3 years) 2 weeks ago. I still have a Bosch colt, but I think that it’s a little small for this task. Oh well… I’ll figure something out.

One more thing about this table… I am kind of glad at this point that I have let it sit for the last few weeks… some of the fir has started to bleed some pitch.

If I had finished the table weeks ago, I would not have seen this, and I would have finished it differently. Now I know I have to seal it before finishing.

Deep breath… one day at a time.

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