My First Real Attempt at a project. A shaker end Table #3: The legs are milled to rough sizes

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Blog entry by therookie posted 12-08-2010 04:02 AM 933 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well after about 20 minutes of looking at the 6/4 cherry board for my legs on the two tables. I figured out how to mill the board into 11 legs. Some of the legs had knots in them and enden up breaking. But I still ended up with 9 good legs out of a board with two knots in them and a 2 foot section of rot in the middle. Again the board was 1 3/16” x 5 1/2” x 122 1/2” and I ended up with (9) 3 foot legs. So all in all not a bad day of after school work. Tomorrow I will be milling up the boards for the table tops and putting in the tounge and grooves to join them. Hopefully everything keeps moving slowley and I will get to the most dreaded part in my mind, cutting the dovetails for the drawer…...............

Pic of the good ones

Pic of the burning (I dont like it)


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#1 posted 12-08-2010 04:31 AM

You are well on your way. Don’t stress the burn marks they’ll sand out. Keep posting your progress I would like to see how it turns out.

-- Marc

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#2 posted 12-08-2010 05:25 AM

And we’re off to the races. Good start.

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