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Project by Oldtool posted 07-24-2020 08:39 PM 1159 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received a request for a small hall table,to be patterned after a photo of a fishing rod box on stand. Item to be painted in a distressed manner, to provide an antique appearance. Easy enough, so …..

I decided to use rabbets on the four corners of the box, as shown in the forth photograph above, and created these with my adjustable rabbet plane & fine tuned with a old equivalent of a shoulder plane.

For the decorative beads on the legs & apron, I tuned a beading plane, which I had to sharpen and shape to the plane body contour with a WEN rotary tool and grinding wheel. (side note: for any old tool restorers & users, I recommend such a tool – works very well) This shown in the 5th photo above.

This photo shows the leg bead created via molding plane;

Thanks for viewing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 07-24-2020 08:43 PM

On the rotation, the thing I do is crop it – just a pixel or two, but that makes a change to the pixel data, rather than just setting the “orientation” flag in the jpeg which this site ignores.

Looks like a great little table. The beading makes it an heirloom.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 07-24-2020 08:46 PM

That is a neat little hall table, with good storage, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 07-24-2020 08:53 PM

OK Dave, a cropping I shall go. We’ll see what happens.

Thank Dave & oldrivers, appreciate the responses.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Lenny

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#4 posted 07-24-2020 09:40 PM

Not surprisingly, I like the inside more than the out! Is it mahogany? (I acknowledge that the paint was customer driven.) Well made…well executed!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 07-24-2020 10:38 PM

Very cool – I’ve never imagined a hall/sofa table with hinged storage. Great idea, great build

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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northwoodsman

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#6 posted 07-24-2020 11:14 PM

What finish did you use? Brand, color, top coat, and technique?

-- NorthWoodsMan

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Oldtool

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#7 posted 07-24-2020 11:39 PM

Hi guys;

Lenny, actually it is poplar, with cherry dye on the inside. One of the TransTint colors. Thank you for the complements.

Dick A.K.A. recycle, the requester wanted some amount of storage, and she found a picture of a fishng rod repurposed in a similar manner. Thank you for your kind words.

NorthWoodsMan, the black paint was big box, probably Lowe’s, paint; nothing on the paint, and I scuffed the corners for aging, inside was cherry dye on poplar from the sawmill, nothing special here.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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swirt

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#8 posted 07-25-2020 02:14 AM

Great work. The beading and contours make it look fantastic. Nicely done with the old tools.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Peteybadboy

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#9 posted 07-25-2020 10:59 AM

Oldtool,

That is very cool. Love the stain on the inside with the paint on the outside. The dremel sharp idea is a good one. I have a few old planes but never use them. That is a good tip. Thanks for posting and congrats on DT3

-- Petey

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