Wine table I call the mortise and tenon glue up nightmare!

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Project by ElChe posted 10-06-2014 11:07 PM 2275 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut live edge slab with quartersawn oak base and bowties. 40+ mortises and tenons. I was trying to glue up on my own and quickly desperation set in. Luckily a friend showed up at my shop and my look of horror required no words. He promptly grabbed a glue brush and we got it glued up!!! Lesson learned. Wife loves it. I also made a similar kitchen table bench. The walnut slab came from my father in law’s property so it is a family heirloom of sorts. Finished in shellac.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#1 posted 10-07-2014 03:07 AM

Thats really beautiful, great job.

-- What I lack in skill, I make up for in putty.

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Billy E

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#2 posted 10-07-2014 01:01 PM

I feel your pain. I wish I could find a glue with about 2 hrs open time. Turned out great, though. nice job.

-- Billy, Florence SC

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#3 posted 10-07-2014 01:14 PM

I had a similar experience with a wine rack. I stained all the pieces before gluing, put it all together and slapped myself on the back. Then the whole thing slowly fell apart as the glue could not adhere to the oil-stained surfaces. I had to take it all apart, sand off some stain from alll 50+ pieces, and reglue. Live and learn. Well done with your piece, I love the walnut love edge.

-- Ron, Montana

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#4 posted 10-07-2014 06:38 PM


-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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