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Trestle Style / Beer Pong Table with Epoxy Top #1: Trestle Table Style / Beer Pong Table (For a college student)

08-24-2020 08:29 PM by John Hoinville | 0 comments »

My daughter wanted to make a beer pong table for her boyfriend’s 21st birthday. The design goals were: The height and size of the table had to be close to regulation size Inlay cardboard box cutouts that he has collected of his favorite beer (hey no judging here! College students). This is my second larger project since returning to woodworking and I wanted to challenge myself to build my skills with hand planes where possible and other techniques (draw boring, using a glaze ...

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Kumiko Table - Part One

08-16-2020 07:46 PM by whope | 0 comments »

I had a set of Maple legs from the small desk project that I did a number of years ago. I decided to pick up some Walnut and make a card table. Since I planned on keeping it for myself, I wanted to try a bunch of new things. I’ve been wanting to try some Kumiko work and thought that putting Kumiko on the aprons would be interesting. The Kumiko will be in part two. The finish I ordered from The Joinery out of Portland, OR. It’s a combination of linseed, mineral, tung, and orange...

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Coffee Table #2: Coffee Table body

01-31-2020 02:26 PM by JoeHerrera | 0 comments »

I need to put the bottom of the coffee table in and then the body will be done. After the body is done I will finish the top American flag. The top will open up with hinges and it will be painted red, white, and blue. I will finish the table with tung oil.

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #16: Drill Press Table

01-18-2020 03:20 PM by Bill Berklich | 6 comments »

I’ve been needing a Drill Press Table for quite a while and finally got one built. This is not one of those huge “do everything” tables. It’s 14” deep by 22” wide – mostly made from scrap – which is the reason for the size. I selected/included features that support my methods of work and 90% of the project types I do. Nothing fancy here, just a couple (2) layers of 3/4” plywood screwed together. I had to clip the tips of the 1-1/2&...

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Drop Leaf Table #11: A Cowardly Finish

01-17-2020 05:51 PM by Tom | 4 comments »

I am pretty wimpy when it comes to finishing my projects. It stems from a total lack of knowledge and experience. In the past, I have used oil based stains, brush on polyurethane, oils, shellac, etc. Some woods do not take oil based stain very well. I did a cabinet in maple which took me a long time to build using my hand tool methods. I tried to stain it to match another piece and it was a blotchy mess. I had to rework the finish for days to get a decent look. Staining poplar has also...

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Drop Leaf Table #9: Nails and a Knob

01-07-2020 07:31 PM by Tom | 2 comments »

A few items to finish up. The drawer needs glides to ride on and keep it centered. The original that I based this on had slips of wood that were nailed together in place. So I did the same thing. It was kind of a simple pleasure to use nails for furniture assembly. Screws seem to be the go to option these days. I used Tremont cut fine finish nails and nailed them with the grain to minimize splitting potential. I also used glue. Careful not to nail through the sides! I glued a couple ...

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Drop Leaf Table #7: Working the Top

01-05-2020 05:24 PM by Tom | 1 comment »

The holiday season really sucks up the free time, but I have been working the top for the past couple weeks. It’s a fun process, but the rule joint is quite a challenge and a bit time consuming if you do it with hollows and rounds. I can’t really recommend it if you need to make this joint on a regular basis. In the end, I am pretty satisfied with the result. Yes, it could be cleaner and tighter, but it’s fine. I have a few old, antique drop-leaf tables in my home and s...

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Coffee Table #1: body of table

12-17-2019 02:53 PM by JoeHerrera | 0 comments »

I am building a coffee table out of cherry. The body pieces are all made out of 3/4 inch thick material. I am not very far into this project. I made a maple American flag top. When I complete the body I will put the top on with hinges for it to open. After I put the top on (when the body is done) I will cut the stars out on the CNC router and paint the top red white and blue. When this project is finished I will be able to open the top and have lots of space inside the table for anything I wa...

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Drop Leaf Table #5: A Few Things before Glue

12-08-2019 10:04 PM by Tom | 1 comment »

With the table joints done, I have a few things to take care of before glue up. I need to taper the legs, cut out for the swing arm and put in the notches for the screws for the top. I did the leg tapers first. They taper down to 1” square. Layout is an important part for me. I really need to stop each time and make sure I am tapering the inside of the legs. Pretty straight forward, I saw and plane the tapers. It is a lot of exercise! When I get near the end of the sawing, I add...

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Drop Leaf Table #4: Back to the Table

12-07-2019 02:09 PM by Tom | 2 comments »

Finally getting back to my table project. Work, family, holidays, etc. I think one of my biggest challenges is stepping away from a project and then getting my head back into the process from where I left off. So with the three rails completed with mortise and tenons, I can work on the drawer rails. On the original antique table, the top rail appears to be a bridle joint. I could not tell how the lower joint was constructed, but my guess is a mortise and tenon. I decided to ...

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