Nested table No. 1

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Project by groland posted 06-23-2012 06:45 PM 1446 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project since finishing my workbench several years ago.

It took me awhile to buy, restore, sharpen and learn to use my hand planes, pick up some clamps and other tools, but anyway, here it is! This is the first and largest of what are planned to be three nested tables. That is why one end is open, without cross-struts.

I have never jointed and edge-glued timbers to make a solid table top before, and thought it’d be prudent to start with a modest project. So far, the table top is holding together nicely, and I’m pleased with this first effort.

Solid cherry with Watco Danish Oil (Natural) finish.



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-24-2012 08:15 PM

Nice table. You did a good job on that one. One trick to join a number of pieces is to clamp a board or two over the top and bottom to keep them in alignment and then put the pressure on the ends till the glue dries. On the top and bottom clamp boards, put some plastic or something that will keep the squeeze out glue from sticking to them. They make clamps the do both jobs in one. I was always meaning to make some or buy the end clamps and make the clamping boards but I just do what I told you in the first place and it works!..............Jim

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#2 posted 06-25-2012 06:33 AM

Thanks, Jim! Good tip I’ll keep in mind. Waiting now on a lumber order for the next tables.



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