Kid's play table #1: My wife's legs ;)

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Blog entry by rfusca posted 07-02-2013 03:14 AM 1652 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Making a play table for my daughter and my wife recently ‘took up’ the lathe. She turned these mighty fine legs (but terrible picture, sorry). She got them all nearly identical on the first try!

It’s going to be a super cheap play table out of pine that rests over her open top toy box and has a back ‘lip’ to prevent her figurines from falling off.

Also, she needed a good place to put her lathe tools while working, so I roughed up a little side rest out of some scrap plywood. It will rest in the lathe channel on the extension piece by the head. Finished pics tomorrow.

-- Chris S., North Atlanta, GA - woodworker,DBA, cook, photographer

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#1 posted 07-03-2013 03:12 AM

That’s some good lathe work. I was always able to make one of anything and nothing identical on the lathe. It’s great she joins in on woodworking projects with you.

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#2 posted 07-03-2013 05:57 PM

I made a pine table for my kids two which gets a ton of use.

Pretty cool that the wife is getting into it to!

I need me one of those lathe tool holders.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3 posted 07-03-2013 06:09 PM

Ya, we made a general purpose play table that our two kids play at our in the living room. Popular stained walnut top so that it looks ‘nice’ when guests are over. It turned out ‘ok’. It was the first project after the workbench that we did.
This one is just in our daughter’s room.

Ya, my wife is even out turning a baby rattle on the lathe right now. (She’s also about to try out carving.)

The lathe tool holder is having to have a revision 2. It needs a steeper angle down toward the handles. The vibrations of the lathe were literally shaking the tools off it.

-- Chris S., North Atlanta, GA - woodworker,DBA, cook, photographer

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