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Barnsley Reproduction Build #26: Butterfly Mortises

02-15-2016 09:55 PM by stevo_wis | 5 comments »

Butterfly Mortises I know it has been a while but I am finally back to my table build. The top of the table has 20 butterflies mortised into the top. In the original piece, these went all the way through the top and may have actually helped to hold the top together, but it is more likely that they were probably just decorative, as Barnsley has used them in several pieces. My friends all warned me that it would be much better to just rout a quarter inch deep or so, as going through ...

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #25: A Bucket O’Buttons

11-12-2015 04:32 AM by stevo_wis | 4 comments »

There are 22 buttons that hold the table top to the frame underneath the table. They are approximately two by two inches and have these nice little bevels and wedges on the edges. Rather than work with very small pieces, I decided to make strips of them, do what I could on a machine, cut them apart, then finish each small piece by hand. The x’d out areas need to be hogged out and then cut between buttons. My radial saw seemed to be the safest and easiest tool so that I coul...

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #24: Assembling and Gluing the Undercarriage

10-12-2015 02:59 AM by stevo_wis | 3 comments »

I have glued up the undercarriage, which includes everything below the table top except the buttons holding the top on. The top of the leg where it is mortised into the top frame, and the mortise and tenons where the stretcher goes through the legs are draw bored. I applied glue and used a draw boring alignment pin to pull the joints as tight as possible and then also put a clamp across the joint to hold it when the pin is removed until the dowel is driven through. I glued and assemble...

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #23: Assembling the Stretcher

10-05-2015 02:54 AM by stevo_wis | 4 comments »

It has been a couple of months since I have posted but I have been slowly coming along with the Barnsley Table. The stretcher had a lot of carving and bevels, but they are finished. It had some interesting joinery issues as well. The stretcher has almost the identical joinery that the upper frame has. I made one change here to simplify construction and that was to not have an acute point on the tenon. The pencil is pointing to the squared off tenon. Doing that made the mortise much ...

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #22: “A Horse, A Horse, my Kingdom for a Horse”. (Bodger's Ball Part 3)

07-22-2015 02:10 AM by stevo_wis | 2 comments »

“A Horse, A Horse, my Kingdom for a Horse”. Terry and I left Nottingham after the Bodger’s Ball and Liecester was right on our way south. Richard the Third was uncovered during construction of a parking lot last year. DNA testing plus the fact that he had been beheaded and had a hunch back proved that it was in fact Richard who had been buried for several hundred years after dying in battle. A new burial place was constructed in the Liecester Cathedral and it was dedicated ...

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #21: Robin Hood and Little John (Bodger's Ball Part 2)

06-24-2015 12:00 AM by stevo_wis | 2 comments »

Little John (Terry) and I headed out to the Bodger’s Ball on the Saturday morning of our trip in Walesby, just outside Nottingham. Terry was hoping to find a bow and several arrows to try some archery, but of course, I only needed two arrows.There was a large marquee (tent) that held a lot of the contest entries, vendors, and auction items. There were also many folks set up outside with tents and caravans. There were probably 400 total people there and I am told that attendance doubles...

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #20: Slight Delay Via Nottingham

06-02-2015 07:17 PM by stevo_wis | 2 comments »

My friend Terry and I attended the Bodgers Ball in Nottingham England a couple of weeks ago. Bodgers are the guys who go into the woods and turn chair legs with spring pole lathes. While this doesn’t have a lot to do with the Barnsley table, we did stop and see the original table in Cheltenham, but not before we headed to High Wycombe which is north of London a short drive. High Wycombe was the center of chairmaking around the turn of the 20th century turning out upwords of 4700 ch...

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #18: Back to The Stretcher

04-06-2015 01:45 AM by stevo_wis | 1 comment »

It has been a while since I posted, but I have been working on the lower stretcher that connects the four legs. This is a repeat of what I did with the frame but the stretcher has a few additional features. The stretcher through mortises pass through the legs and since the joinery all shows it must be precise. In addition, the hayrake portion of the stretchers have curves cut into them which makes the glue up a bit more challenging. I am keeping the work pieces rectangular as long as po...

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #17: Top is Flattened

03-04-2015 02:49 AM by stevo_wis | 6 comments »

I was able to take my top to the night class I have been attending. They have a beautiful wide belt sander. It has two belts and it was set up with 120 and 150 grits. Before sanding, i just hit the high spots with my Bedrock 606. The machine is very accurate to the point where the second belt is set just a few thousands deeper than the first belt so that it grinds out the grooves from the rougher grit. It only takes about 8 thousands of an inch per pass and it took about five passes on e...

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #16: Making the Table Top

02-17-2015 03:25 AM by stevo_wis | 3 comments »

My friend suggested that we take a intermediate cabinet class at the local technical school. I had attended such a class many years ago, and even though we both have nice shops and have been woodworking for a long time, we signed up. The class workshop is almost brand new and full of state of the art machines including several saw stops, a 10 inch jointer, an unbelievable sliding table saw, and a 42 wide belt sander. The instructor is good and the students all seem great and all are at...

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