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Project by Eddycreek posted 04-08-2019 01:40 AM 842 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Daughter wanted a couple of bedside tables. Had this walnut stored since 1982, and finally got my shop up and running, so this was my first project. Used Old Masters Blended Tung Oil Varnish.





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anthm27

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#1 posted 04-08-2019 02:27 AM

They look absolutely tops, great simple design
Very Nice first project post,
Kind Regards
Anthm

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wrenchhead

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#2 posted 04-08-2019 05:21 AM

Beautiful lumber! Nice tables

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BlueRidgeDog

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#3 posted 04-08-2019 10:23 AM

These are fantastic. My only input is that tails of the dovetail typically go on the sides and pins on the face and back to lock the parts against the pulling action of the drawer face.

I too have some Walnut that has been in storage a long long long time. Hope it has the same glorious color when I use it.

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Eddycreek

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#4 posted 04-08-2019 12:41 PM

I watched a youtube video on making dovetails on the tablesaw and had cut the back ends and sides before I realized they were opposite, so I went with it. Told my daughter there were some built-in flaws to give ithem character.

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Travis

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#5 posted 04-08-2019 10:12 PM

Love those tables! Great job!


I watched a youtube video on making dovetails on the tablesaw and had cut the back ends and sides before I realized they were opposite, so I went with it. Told my daughter there were some built-in flaws to give ithem character.

- Eddycreek

I’m going to go looking for that video. Everything I’ve seen is either cut them by hand or use a router jig. Never heard of using the table saw for dovetails.

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.

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BlueRidgeDog

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#6 posted 04-08-2019 10:13 PM

I use a bandsaw and a router to speed up the process.

http://www.theraven.us/2019/02/manual-dovetails-with-power-tools.html

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felkadelic

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#7 posted 04-09-2019 12:20 AM

I like the proportions of these as bedside tables. So many nightstands are deeper than they need to be, in my opinion.

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swirt

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#8 posted 04-09-2019 01:14 AM

Those came out very nice. Well done.

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Travis

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#9 posted 04-09-2019 02:46 PM



I use a bandsaw and a router to speed up the process.

http://www.theraven.us/2019/02/manual-dovetails-with-power-tools.html

- BlueRidgeDog

Thanks for the link, very cool website, had fun looking around :)

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.

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#10 posted 04-12-2019 12:04 AM

Eddy, nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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