Rehabbed Walnut Coffee Table #1: Ugly looking thing

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-11-2016 05:05 AM 1197 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Few years back, salvaged parts from an old Meersman Coffee Table I found on a trash pile. had some black Walnut, and basically rebuilt it. Aprons were saved to be patterns, Legs cleaned up and reused. Let the GrandBRATS us it up in their room…....finally got the table back to my house…

Yeah….Base was loose, missing a few screws. Will fix that after a bit. Markings in my finish!!!

Crayola finish??

Well, decided that that mess just had to leave….Coarse sanding belt was tried out first…..wasn’t cutting anything

So, I tried that little #4 smooth plane out. End vise wasn’t holding things too securely….finally, just took the top off the base, makes both easier to repair.

Plane is a Mohawk-Shelburne by Millers Falls, they later turned it into the No. 900 V Line plane. Needed a bit of camber to take down a few spots, so an Ohio Tool Co. #5c was run around..

Knots in the center board was causing it to bow a bit, anyway. Went back to the Mohawk to flatten the areas smooth

Once I get the top done, and ready to finish, then maybe I can fix that base? Seems someone though it was a place to sit, and wiggle, and colour? That will be next time….stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 01-11-2016 12:46 PM

You know for a moment I thought you were about to slow down ;-)
Looks like another challenge is about to be met head on !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 01-11-2016 01:05 PM

Good looking project!

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#3 posted 01-11-2016 08:39 PM

Already looks 100% better, Bandit!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 01-12-2016 02:58 AM

It’s gonna be a brand new table when you get done with it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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