Lost Stickley Table in Walnut

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Project by rab posted 12-30-2011 01:08 AM 3009 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Liked the look and challenge of this piece with the angled legs and the angled drawer front. Used the drawer as a reason to get a Leigh Super 18 dovetail jig which worked great. I really like the look of walnut. With the angled mortise and tenon joints and the angled drawer front I made a few pieces of firewood along the way but learned from the mistakes. I would recommend this as a fun intermediate level project.

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#1 posted 12-30-2011 01:13 AM

rab, that is very nice work there bud. The walnut does look good. I like the way you think too, “Gotta build a drawer, need a new dovetail jig”.
Sharp lookin table man.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#2 posted 12-30-2011 01:24 AM

Looks great, love the walnut

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 12-30-2011 01:31 AM

Nice work Rab
I too like that great looking walnut. nice work.

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T. D. Reid

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#4 posted 12-30-2011 02:47 AM

Great job sir! I have the pattern and hope to get around to it this spring. How simple was the Leigh jig to set up? I own one and will be setting it up for a night stand drawer in two weeks. I’m a little nervous about doing it for the first time. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#5 posted 12-30-2011 04:59 AM

Beautiful table and nice dovetails. I see the shallow forstner bores in the aprons but how is the top affixed?

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#6 posted 12-30-2011 06:56 AM

Nice piece, just wondering what pieces you did that your referring to as angled? I’m just having a hard time seeing it in these photos

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#7 posted 12-30-2011 03:45 PM

The legs are angled outwards towards the front and back about 3.5 degrees and drawer front is also angled the same to match the front leg angle. The pictures don’t show the angle that well but here is the article about the table and a picture from a better viewpoint.

The angled drawer front with the Leigh jig was achieved with a little trial and error. I needed to use both sides of the jig in the half-blind dovetail mode. I set up the guides in a similar spacing on both sides such that they mirrored each other. Then I cut the drawer front with the pins first. The left side of the drawer on the left side of the jig and right on right. With the bottom of the drawer against the stop on each side. I then cut that 3.5 degree angle on the end of my drawer sides and using the drawer front with the pins already cut I placed the front against the drawer side and with a pencil transferred where the tails should be cut. I then used these marks to situate the drawer sides in the jig to cut the tails. Hope that made sense.

Thanks for the compliments.

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#8 posted 01-29-2012 03:56 PM

Your workmanship on the table looks very good. I am planning on building this table out of QSWO and was wondering if you have a drawing or set of plans that you worked from.

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#9 posted 09-06-2012 10:16 PM

nice dovetail, wooden knob?

-- rob

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