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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-04-2015 04:23 AM 1041 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

And maybe some finish on this table?

Went out and bought a few supplies today…..a pint of gloss Poly, a brush for it, and pads for the table’s feet..

Pads for the feet? Yep, I try to add these things to the tables I make. It helps save the ends of the legs, and it saves the flooring. Just simple nail in things.

I just center them in each leg. A few whacks with a hammer to drive them home. Before I did this little chore, I had to make six plugs. Have a Veritas 3/8” tapered plug cutter for the drill press. Seem the have a bit of scrap walnut handy. Watching how the grain goes, I drilled down to make six plugs. They can then be popped out with a screwdriver. Tapered end goes into the counter-bored screw holes. Add a bit of glue to the plug, and drive it home.

I have a decent router, and a small cove/ogee bit. Wanted just a small edge detail on the top’s edge…got a face full of chips, but..

Twice around the “block” and the edge looks good. A bit of sanding here and there. Then back to them plugs, since they were about ready.

Later, come back with a chisel, and knock the excess of, and pare smooth. Seems to make the holes go away..

And with that, all the wood working is done for this table. I turned it over onto it’s top. I brush on a coat of the poly to all the undersides.

A bit sloppy, but I needed a few places I could grab ahold of, so I could put the table back on it’s (new) Feet.

First coat is on, and rubbed down. Just got the second coat where it was needed ( missed a couple spots) and let it cure overnight. That should do it for the Blog side of things…..will post it as a project later.

Thanks for following along. IF you need the measurements for this little table, let me know.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 12-04-2015 10:17 AM

Been fun following the build, Bandit!

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#2 posted 12-04-2015 01:45 PM

Yay ! Well done m’man , well done ..

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#3 posted 12-04-2015 01:50 PM

Ya done good, Son. I like the curves in the legs

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#4 posted 12-04-2015 02:17 PM

That table’s got some cool shapes to it, Bandit. nice job and it was fun to follow along. I hate finishing a lot, but I will suggest there seems to be magic when a third coat is added. Just a thought.


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#5 posted 12-04-2015 09:17 PM

Sizes for this table?

Top is 14” wide, by 30” long. From the floor to the top, it is 19-1/4” tall. Coffee table, or a place to put the wide screen TV on?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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