my first table

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Project by bampy posted 12-27-2011 02:25 AM 1228 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

built out of scrap white cedar from work, [i geuss iv’e got a good supply of that stuff.] the heater in my shop still doesn’t work to good.[lol] learning alot about glueing, dado’s, tenons. waiting for a bit wormer to finish it. the top took alot of hand planing to get the distressed look, [going the wrong way i think]. i like the way it looks though, the legs were cut freehand on the table saw, havnt gotten a chance to make that jig thingy i keep seeing on ljc, i did make a tenon jig so that helped alot. i have limited tools and experience, so i’ll take all the tips i can get, and yes even bad remarks will help. everyone has different ideas and skill levels, the only way to learn is to try. thanks for looking, and feel free to speak.

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 04:50 AM

It’s hard to beat free material.


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#2 posted 12-27-2011 06:49 AM

Wonderful job on the table. it looks strong. Is there finish on it? I only ask to point out expansion and contraction of wood can be reduced with a simple finish. Thank you for Sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 12:05 AM

temp was in 40s today so after work put 1 coat of stain, [light oak] hopefully tomorrow will be warm to start the finish coat, thnx, still have alot to learn.

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