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01-24-2019 02:59 AM

Jointing 9' boards for tabletop without jointing faces? - 14 replies

Hello all. I’m in the midst of a project for the shop where I work. I’m creating a large tabletop (48”x108”) from 6/4 stock (which is more like 1-7/16” when measured) – final thickness is supposed to be 1-1/4”, so I don’t have a lot of room for jointing the faces before I joint the edges, to leave ...

09-04-2018 03:10 AM

Breadboard ends: how much space for wood movement in mortises? - 7 replies

I have a 28” wide white oak tabletop I’ll be attaching breadboard ends to for a desk I’m making. The tenons will be 3” wide. I’m trying to determine how much wider the mortises should be. In this article, the author mentions to leave the mortises in a breadboard end slightly oversized to allow for wood movement:h...

09-01-2018 04:01 AM

Finishing oak: oil-based stain, de-waxed shellac, and poly? - 9 replies

I’m finishing a Stickley-inspired lunch table (unfortunately, with white oak, not quarter sawn). I was planning to apply 2 coats of Minwax stain, followed by 1-2 coats of Liberon de-waxed shellac, after which I was planning to apply 2-3 coats of Minwax polyurethane (using either a brush or by hand). I had a few questions with this… ...

06-16-2018 12:16 AM

Installing corbels: best method? - 15 replies

I’m in the midst of building my take of a Stickley lunch table, and I’m trying to determine the best method of attaching the corbels. I’ve seen some other members on here use biscuit joinery, but I don’t have a biscuit joiner. I was considering using a dowel jig, but was wondering if there would be any alternate ways that...

05-24-2018 01:04 AM

Using Veritas cabinet scraper to clean up desktop panel post-glue-up? - 8 replies

Hello all, I’m about to start gluing up a white oak tabletop panel (size: 40”x28”) for a Stickley-inspired lunch table I’m currently working on. I’m trying to determine the best way to clean up and level the desktop after glue-up. I’ve done a dry run, and the resulting desktop looks good, from what I can te...

05-09-2018 05:22 PM

Planing multiple boards for width? - 15 replies

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice on how I might go about addressing equalizing the width on some boards (16 to be exact) before running them through my router table to create quadrilinear legs. I don’t have a table saw to rip the boards to equal width, so the stock I’m using is off by ~1/8”, so ...

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