My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 2

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Project by Michael Hacker posted 04-25-2008 05:28 PM 2351 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well the cat is out of the bag! I am building a “Pub Table” from my hard maple stick! It is a type of ‘occasional table’ but mostly its a high-top table we plan to use in our kitchen!

In this part i cut the table top and create the breadboard ends, i have never created a breadboard end before! It was fairly straightforward, and i began by making the cheek cuts on my table saw, then nibbling away the rest of the tenon. and finally using my files to clean up each tenon.

The breadboard itself was bored out using my fancy new drill press! I hooked up a shop-vac to suck out the debris, but because the chips were so course they really got embedded in the slot. It took a lot of work to clean out the slot, and cleaning up the ridges with a file and chisel was actually easier!

Finally i returned once again to my trusty file, this time to make sure at least one end of the top fit snuggly into the breadboard, the other will be cleaned up once the top is all glued together. The excess breadboard end will disappear!

The next installment will be uploaded soon, it includes another new joinery technique which i have not used, and my first attempt working with hide glue! There were some problems! Hang in there….

As always, more pictures can be found on my website!


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#1 posted 04-25-2008 05:48 PM

Looking good so far!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-25-2008 06:04 PM

Looks like its coming together, good luck.

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#3 posted 04-25-2008 07:00 PM

This looks good so far. You have got my attention.

Thanks for the additional pictures as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-25-2008 08:19 PM

Nice work; can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 05-21-2008 08:52 PM

Awesome. My wife and I have been wanting one of these for ever. I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

-- A King, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A Father can do neither. -Marlene Dietrich

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