My First Real Attempt at a project. A shaker end Table

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Blog series by therookie updated 01-10-2011 01:01 AM 6 parts 5677 reads 20 comments total

Part 1: Kind of Commission #1

12-05-2010 03:07 AM by therookie | 1 comment »

Well in all reality me building my new workbench is going to have to wait. The reason that I am saying this is just because of the cost and I could possibley have my very first commission. When I say this I am talking about my local furniture shop is going to put a table that I am planning on making in their shop on consignment for me and help me get my name out there. When I talked to the owner of the shop, he said that if this peice looks really good to him and he can sell it and still make...

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Part 2: It is here all of the wood I need.

12-05-2010 05:42 PM by therookie | 3 comments »

Well it was an early morning this morning, so I could go and pick up some cherry and some poplar. Overall I think I did pretty well. Here are the Five boards I picked out.1. Cherry: 3/4” x 5 1/4” x 98” 2. Cherry: 3/4” x 7 5/8” x 123 1/2” 3. Cherry: 3/4” x 7 3/4” x 128 1/2” 4. Cherry: 1 1/8” x 5 1/2×122 1/2” 5. Poplar: 1/2” x 6 1/8” x 129 1/2” The total cost to get the boards and have them planed was $1...

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Part 3: The legs are milled to rough sizes

12-08-2010 04:02 AM by therookie | 2 comments »

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 mill...

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Part 4: The Table Tops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12-09-2010 04:05 AM by therookie | 6 comments »

This is the first of the two table tops that I have to do. I used a tounge and grove joint and have the first one in the clamps. The first table top. The next table top layed out to show joints. The toungs on the center board. I thought it would look better if the center board had the tounges only. The grove of the left table edges. The right is the exact same thing, just with it on the other side.

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Part 5: What a day. I learned a lot.

12-10-2010 03:57 AM by therookie | 6 comments »

Well today I got the aprons cut and almost all of the drawer parts cut. I have to do the side and the bottom tomorrow then I can start designing the Dovetails. But as the title said, I learned a lot today, mainley about kick back on the table saw. I would have much rather not have learned it this way but life will go on. So I was cutting everything to width, and I have this phobia of spinning blades ever since I lost my finger tips on my jointer. But anyway, I was going through cutting everyt...

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Part 6: Been A while but making progress.

01-10-2011 01:01 AM by therookie | 2 comments »

Well it has been a long time since I added an entry to my blog so I thought that I would continue updating my progress on the two shaker end tables I am building. Now that I have a biscuit joiner and a dovetail jig I was able to make the drawers and have been doin pretty good. I have changed the design so I can cover up the end grain as best I could and decided to put on a walnut bread-board edge.The drawer sides and back have to put the pins in the front still and mill the grove for the bott...

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