Fixing blown out dowels in an antique table

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Project by flowerdog posted 11-14-2020 10:40 PM 1305 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We bought this antique table, but the side panel was a mess, and that caused the desk to be wobbly. I created a new panel, using a beading plane for the bottom edge. For the middle beads I used the router to cut three v’s then used planes to round them into beads. The table is a lot more stable now.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-14-2020 10:50 PM

Very nice reconstruction!! It looks very original!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-14-2020 11:20 PM

Good save on a pretty old table. Kudos!

-- Bstrom

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#3 posted 11-15-2020 12:31 AM

Well done! I’m an expert at fixing my own screw ups as I’ve had a lot of experience. You’re obviously very good at fixing others screw ups! :)

-- Darrel

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#4 posted 11-15-2020 05:23 PM

Beautiful repair.

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#5 posted 11-15-2020 05:43 PM

Nice save!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 11-18-2020 12:35 PM

That was really a mess. Somebody tried to fix something somehow without considering the beauty of the piece. Nice restoration. Old pieces really need love and care for restoration. great job

-- shuja

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#7 posted 12-14-2020 02:31 AM

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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