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Blog series by bandit571 updated 05-31-2021 01:08 AM 8 parts 3531 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Start up, top first

05-14-2021 12:06 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

OK, there is a brand new Gazebo sitting on the back patio…has a few chairs. Would be nice to have a table to sit in-between the 2 rocking chairs….and set my cold drink on this summer…maybe a plate of snacks? I still have about 15 bft of Ash lumber…..Maybe build a table out of that? So… Have three 1×6 x 4’ planks….hauled those to the shop. Weight restrictions meant one at a time.. With the worst of these three on top. there are sti...

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Part 2: Glue up the top

05-16-2021 06:48 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Need to joint the edges, first.. Had a choice between Jointer planes….settled on the smaller Millers Falls No.15…..instead of the heavier Stanley No.7c…... Watching how the grain is running….first edge done. Get a couple more edges done. I can use one edge to check another… Top one has a slight bow to it….might be able to caul that out? Kept laying the boards out, trying for best grain matches.. Even used line up marks…. Finally,...

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Part 3: Taper the legs?

05-17-2021 10:37 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Legs came out of the clamps. Reset the rip fence, and ran each leg through. Goal being to have a square blank.. Glue lines needed taken down a bit. Aprons will be at 5” width….so, the taper will start below that. Trying to neck things down to a 3/4” x 3/4” square foot…have a 3’ steel ruler, to do the lay out with. Trying to remove the worst of the sides, and leave a nice grained side…bandsaw has a brand new, 1/4” blade in itR...

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Part 4: Aprons?

05-19-2021 03:53 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

No, not one of these.. More like the wooden ones, that connect 4 legs to a table….Hauled the rest of the lumber to the shop…made a few cross cuts… Was still a bit left over.. Then set the rip fence to rip one straight edge….reset and rip the other edge to match….then set up a “Set up Block” Reset the fence, and the blade height…..and mill a few tenons… 3 out of 4….#4 involves a drawer front.. Will cut those tenons ...

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Part 5: Mortises, two ways

05-21-2021 07:03 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Well, I was going to do Olde School and chisel/chop them out.. Was taking way too long…Thought there MIGHT be a quicker way….Seems the tenons are 3/8” thick….hmmm I do have a decently sharp 3/8” Forstner bit….I’d still have to lay out the mortises the same way….then clean the mortise out with a chisel.. Seemed to go a little quicker…..like about 3 this way, to 1 the other way….able to get a few dry fits, too… Even t...

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Part 6: Rest of the mortises, and a glue up, finally

05-24-2021 01:50 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Rest of the mortises..went something like this.. Lay out was simple….however,,Father Murphy decided that he would pay a visit..today…. Ooops…not a biggie, hole will get covered by the table’s top. Got all 4 square holes chopped, test fitted…decided to glue things together.. Then…feeling good…decided to glue the other end up..Then…the 2 long sides were glued up.. So far so good? Wait for it….I notched and glued in the runners...

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Part 7: Bread board ends, drawer building

05-28-2021 11:26 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Clamps came off the panel for the top of the table…..ends need to be flat and squared up. Too awkward to do the square up with the tablesaw….not really wanting to handsaw it, either….set to work with the panel clamped to the top of the tablesaw….and let a jack plane and the beltsander go to work ( new belt, too) With the grain with the sander, along the glue lines….jack plane does it’s thing going across the grain…worked over one face, then flip...

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Part 8: Time for a PIP

05-31-2021 01:08 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Once things were sanded and planed smooth..was time for a coat of stain to be brushed on…. Some spots needed a bit more than others…..wasn’t just a plane, or a sander used.. I also gave the Stanley No. 80 a little work. Each of these 3 tools were used where they fit best. Had to clean out the shop a bit….so I could set the table up on the tablesaw, rather a towel sitting on the tablesaw’s top. Wanted to be able to rotate the table, without scratching ...

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