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Blog series by Damian Penney updated 10-10-2007 05:04 AM 3 parts 4774 reads 30 comments total

Part 1: Sketchup Renderings

09-17-2007 07:48 AM by Damian Penney | 6 comments »

So I’m making a small side table from some scrap I had lying around. Some zebrawood left over from the box and some walnut from the console table I started building before these renderings but figured the blog would flow better if I started with these. So this is the plan I have the top made, and the legs. But I’m having a hard time adding the small rail on the short side, it’s only about 5/16” wide so I’m not exactly sure how to join it to the l...

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Part 2: Wobble/Flex

10-09-2007 10:05 PM by Damian Penney | 3 comments »

The table is coming together nicely, glued the base together last night, and started finishing the top. The only issue I’m having is that it’s a bit on the delicate side; the thin rails that have the epoxied metal dowels in them allow the legs to flex when pushed. Wondering if I can make it a bit more solid by gluing a piece to the inside of the thin rails, between the two long stretchers. I’ll see what it’s like after the glue has cured when I get home tonight and mak...

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Part 3: Almost there

10-10-2007 05:04 AM by Damian Penney | 21 comments »

Here are the pics of the work in progress, amost there :) Looks pretty much how I imagined it would! Top is a bit dusty here Another view The stretchers are attached using Miller Dowels, I’m a big fan of them and use them all the time. I’m going to add the pieces to strengthen those rails tomorrow. Left some areas unfinished to get good glue adhesion but couldn’t wait to get that first coat of poly/oil on :) Another five coats, then some oil/wax to finish and it&...

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