Christmas Tables

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Project by stripit posted 02-26-2020 04:24 PM 741 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine showed me a table he had just finished, it was aG&G thousen table. Very nicely done. I thought I would give it a try, and make them for the granddaugauhters. I new I could not do the scrool work on the sides, so I made ssolid sides and added a drawer.
One QSWO, the other is walnut.
These tables mortise and tenons, which I’m getting better at.

They 4 oak legs were cut from a 3”x3” piece of oak that was left over from a frame I made, so the are a little undersized.

I had to glue up the walnut ones, which were cut the top piece of an antique pump organ.

I had a hard time with the raised breadboard ends (I don’t make mistakes, I make adjustments) and had to make an adjustment to them, so they are level,
The drawers were were made out of plywood, and face with 1/2” QSO, and 1/2” maple with burl walnut.

All in all I think they came out fairly nice (it’s for family, and they never complain) and Iwill be making one for myself soon ( I do complain, but I don’t listen to myself).
Thanks for looking.

-- Joel, People ask what I make. I tell them I make sawdust, and now and then a nice box or frame,or clock, or lamp pops out.

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#1 posted 02-26-2020 08:22 PM

Good looking table, I keep telling myself to get a mortising machine every time I pull out the chisels? Maybe some day? Then the minimalist(frugal/cheap) in me sort of compares it to a router jig for Dove Tails:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 02-26-2020 09:36 PM

They both look very nice.

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#3 posted 02-27-2020 12:04 AM

excellent, would you polish later?

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#4 posted 02-27-2020 01:05 AM

Thanks for writing. I don’t have dove tail jig (don’t like them) I like a nice miter with contrasting spline.
I don’t polish anthing any more, I had a prolbem with paste wax once so I don’t do it.

-- Joel, People ask what I make. I tell them I make sawdust, and now and then a nice box or frame,or clock, or lamp pops out.

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