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OK, there is a brand new Gazebo sitting on the back patio…has a few chairs. Would be nice to have a table to sit in-between the 2 rocking chairs….and set my cold drink on this summer…maybe a plate of snacks? I still have about 15 bft of Ash lumber…..Maybe build a table out of that? So…

Have three 1×6 x 4' planks….hauled those to the shop. Weight restrictions meant one at a time..
Wood Composite material Track Bumper Building material


With the worst of these three on top. there are still three planks upstairs…1×6 x 75"..don't think I'll run out soon..

Checked the ends of the top plank….hopefully to get about 30" or so of decent lumber…
Hood Sleeve Wood Automotive tire Flooring


Glance along an edge…not too great…ends ?
Wood Rectangle Wood stain Floor Flooring


Well, this end will need trimmed a bit…other end?
Wood Automotive tire Hardwood Plank Lumber


That knot has got to go…set up a "saw bench"
Wood Table Rectangle Composite material Outdoor bench


D-112 saw to make a few cuts…
Wood Track Composite material Railway Engineering


Split the line…and see how it turns out..
Hand tool Metalworking hand tool Tool Wood Saw


Used this first plank, to lay out #2….trying for the best section in there..
Wood Water Automotive tire Building Building material


One end didn't need too much off…
Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Road surface


Saw was shiny enough…I could see a reflection..
Automotive tire Wood Automotive wheel system Auto part Bumper


Same with plank #3…then laid all three on the bench…
Table Wood Floor Flooring Hardwood


Hmmm, might be a little while, before the clamps and glue can arrive….

Tablesaw to rip down the worst of the curvy edges…try again..
Wood Rectangle Table Flooring Floor


Still going to arrange for best match….need to run the Jointer Plane to straighten things out a bit…..

Weight restrictions end this weekend…..may get the Stanley No.6c to work on that.

Plan right now? get this top glued up, and set aside. Then craft a set of legs…by gluing 2 strips up, to make a square stock. Once those are done….Details, details, details…..rumour is a drawer will be involved…with 5-1/2" wide aprons…..we'll see

Stay tuned…
 

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Start up, top first

OK, there is a brand new Gazebo sitting on the back patio…has a few chairs. Would be nice to have a table to sit in-between the 2 rocking chairs….and set my cold drink on this summer…maybe a plate of snacks? I still have about 15 bft of Ash lumber…..Maybe build a table out of that? So…

Have three 1×6 x 4' planks….hauled those to the shop. Weight restrictions meant one at a time..
Wood Composite material Track Bumper Building material


With the worst of these three on top. there are still three planks upstairs…1×6 x 75"..don't think I'll run out soon..

Checked the ends of the top plank….hopefully to get about 30" or so of decent lumber…
Hood Sleeve Wood Automotive tire Flooring


Glance along an edge…not too great…ends ?
Wood Rectangle Wood stain Floor Flooring


Well, this end will need trimmed a bit…other end?
Wood Automotive tire Hardwood Plank Lumber


That knot has got to go…set up a "saw bench"
Wood Table Rectangle Composite material Outdoor bench


D-112 saw to make a few cuts…
Wood Track Composite material Railway Engineering


Split the line…and see how it turns out..
Hand tool Metalworking hand tool Tool Wood Saw


Used this first plank, to lay out #2….trying for the best section in there..
Wood Water Automotive tire Building Building material


One end didn't need too much off…
Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Road surface


Saw was shiny enough…I could see a reflection..
Automotive tire Wood Automotive wheel system Auto part Bumper


Same with plank #3…then laid all three on the bench…
Table Wood Floor Flooring Hardwood


Hmmm, might be a little while, before the clamps and glue can arrive….

Tablesaw to rip down the worst of the curvy edges…try again..
Wood Rectangle Table Flooring Floor


Still going to arrange for best match….need to run the Jointer Plane to straighten things out a bit…..

Weight restrictions end this weekend…..may get the Stanley No.6c to work on that.

Plan right now? get this top glued up, and set aside. Then craft a set of legs…by gluing 2 strips up, to make a square stock. Once those are done….Details, details, details…..rumour is a drawer will be involved…with 5-1/2" wide aprons…..we'll see

Stay tuned…
Looking good, curious, do you clamp the 2 boards together and joint them or do 1 at a time?
 

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Start up, top first

OK, there is a brand new Gazebo sitting on the back patio…has a few chairs. Would be nice to have a table to sit in-between the 2 rocking chairs….and set my cold drink on this summer…maybe a plate of snacks? I still have about 15 bft of Ash lumber…..Maybe build a table out of that? So…

Have three 1×6 x 4' planks….hauled those to the shop. Weight restrictions meant one at a time..
Wood Composite material Track Bumper Building material


With the worst of these three on top. there are still three planks upstairs…1×6 x 75"..don't think I'll run out soon..

Checked the ends of the top plank….hopefully to get about 30" or so of decent lumber…
Hood Sleeve Wood Automotive tire Flooring


Glance along an edge…not too great…ends ?
Wood Rectangle Wood stain Floor Flooring


Well, this end will need trimmed a bit…other end?
Wood Automotive tire Hardwood Plank Lumber


That knot has got to go…set up a "saw bench"
Wood Table Rectangle Composite material Outdoor bench


D-112 saw to make a few cuts…
Wood Track Composite material Railway Engineering


Split the line…and see how it turns out..
Hand tool Metalworking hand tool Tool Wood Saw


Used this first plank, to lay out #2….trying for the best section in there..
Wood Water Automotive tire Building Building material


One end didn't need too much off…
Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Road surface


Saw was shiny enough…I could see a reflection..
Automotive tire Wood Automotive wheel system Auto part Bumper


Same with plank #3…then laid all three on the bench…
Table Wood Floor Flooring Hardwood


Hmmm, might be a little while, before the clamps and glue can arrive….

Tablesaw to rip down the worst of the curvy edges…try again..
Wood Rectangle Table Flooring Floor


Still going to arrange for best match….need to run the Jointer Plane to straighten things out a bit…..

Weight restrictions end this weekend…..may get the Stanley No.6c to work on that.

Plan right now? get this top glued up, and set aside. Then craft a set of legs…by gluing 2 strips up, to make a square stock. Once those are done….Details, details, details…..rumour is a drawer will be involved…with 5-1/2" wide aprons…..we'll see

Stay tuned…
I do one at a time, usually…
Wood Textile Wall Tool Hardwood
 

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Glue up the top

Need to joint the edges, first..
Hand tool Wood Metalworking hand tool Automotive tire Automotive exterior


Had a choice between Jointer planes….settled on the smaller Millers Falls No.15…..instead of the heavier Stanley No.7c…...
Wood Plank Hardwood Composite material Lumber


Watching how the grain is running….first edge done. Get a couple more edges done. I can use one edge to check another…
Wood Rolling Automotive exterior Table Hardwood


Top one has a slight bow to it….might be able to caul that out?
Wood Table Rectangle Floor Flooring


Kept laying the boards out, trying for best grain matches..
Wood Wood stain Flooring Hardwood Plank


Even used line up marks….
Wood Hardwood Flooring Gas Plank


Finally, glue, cauls , and clamps…
Saw Automotive tire Wood Drill Gas


Cauls were doubled up…..
Wood Art Lumber Hardwood Machine


Let this sit a day, or so…..then, today, most of the clamps came off…
Wood Beige Rolling Luggage and bags Gas


Made it easier to set the panel aside…..needed the tablesaw…had leg blanks to rip for width..
Wood Automotive exterior Composite material Roof Motor vehicle


Had to use the handsaw…to cut the blanks for length..
Wood Lumber Flooring Hardwood Machine


Then glue 4 pairs into leg stock…
Wood Outdoor furniture Outdoor table Picnic table Outdoor bench


Trying to watch the grain, a bit…
Wood Building Urban design House Landscape


Will let these sit a day….then clean up the edges. Plan is to taper 2 sides….letting the best 2 show. After that?

Stay tuned…
 

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Glue up the top

Need to joint the edges, first..
Hand tool Wood Metalworking hand tool Automotive tire Automotive exterior


Had a choice between Jointer planes….settled on the smaller Millers Falls No.15…..instead of the heavier Stanley No.7c…...
Wood Plank Hardwood Composite material Lumber


Watching how the grain is running….first edge done. Get a couple more edges done. I can use one edge to check another…
Wood Rolling Automotive exterior Table Hardwood


Top one has a slight bow to it….might be able to caul that out?
Wood Table Rectangle Floor Flooring


Kept laying the boards out, trying for best grain matches..
Wood Wood stain Flooring Hardwood Plank


Even used line up marks….
Wood Hardwood Flooring Gas Plank


Finally, glue, cauls , and clamps…
Saw Automotive tire Wood Drill Gas


Cauls were doubled up…..
Wood Art Lumber Hardwood Machine


Let this sit a day, or so…..then, today, most of the clamps came off…
Wood Beige Rolling Luggage and bags Gas


Made it easier to set the panel aside…..needed the tablesaw…had leg blanks to rip for width..
Wood Automotive exterior Composite material Roof Motor vehicle


Had to use the handsaw…to cut the blanks for length..
Wood Lumber Flooring Hardwood Machine


Then glue 4 pairs into leg stock…
Wood Outdoor furniture Outdoor table Picnic table Outdoor bench


Trying to watch the grain, a bit…
Wood Building Urban design House Landscape


Will let these sit a day….then clean up the edges. Plan is to taper 2 sides….letting the best 2 show. After that?

Stay tuned…
Now that's a few clamps ;D
 

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Taper the legs?

Legs came out of the clamps. Reset the rip fence, and ran each leg through. Goal being to have a square blank..
Wood Lumber Plank Hardwood Building material


Glue lines needed taken down a bit. Aprons will be at 5" width….so, the taper will start below that. Trying to neck things down to a 3/4" x 3/4" square foot…have a 3' steel ruler, to do the lay out with.
Wood Composite material Building material Metal Hardwood


Trying to remove the worst of the sides, and leave a nice grained side…bandsaw has a brand new, 1/4" blade in it…maybe it won't burn quite as bad….
Wood Composite material Track Metal Plank


Two legs done. Which leaves…
Wood Wood stain Plank Flooring Hardwood


These 2 blanks…..was getting a bit late, last night….decided to finish up today..
Table Wood Rectangle Wood stain Floor


Didn't take all that long to cut on the bandsaw….except I needed to plane all the saw marks off, and get rid of all the wavy edges….we have ways..
Motor vehicle Wood Automotive tire Bumper Tool


Millers Falls No. 15, and the Millers Falls No. 9. You can also see the 36" Tinner's ruler. Made a mess..
Table Wood Motor vehicle Gas Hardwood


Will see about starting on aprons, tomorrow…..

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Aprons?

No, not one of these..
Cabinetry Sleeve Collar Motor vehicle Drawer


More like the wooden ones, that connect 4 legs to a table….Hauled the rest of the lumber to the shop…made a few cross cuts…
Wood Hardwood Plank Lumber Wood stain


Was still a bit left over..
Wood Motor vehicle Track Gas Lumber


Then set the rip fence to rip one straight edge….reset and rip the other edge to match….then set up a "Set up Block"
Wood Composite material Metal Roof Engineering


Reset the fence, and the blade height…..and mill a few tenons…
Wood Hardwood Building material Plank Lumber


3 out of 4….#4 involves a drawer front..
Wood Rectangle Flooring Hardwood Natural material


Will cut those tenons later….along with the drawer to final width…had to clean up the tenons a bit..
Wood Gas Machine Metal Auto part


They were a bit rough. Set up the Stanley #45 with a bead cutter…figured a way to hold the 4 legs steady enough to mill a double bead on the outside corners..
Wood Eyewear Vision care Art Font


Got the 4 legs done…and started on a bead detail along the bottom edge of the aprons..
Wood Roof Composite material Metal Machine


Which needed face planed smooth, first…before the beads were made…
Motor vehicle Wood Automotive tire Automotive wheel system Auto part


Just a simple, single bead along the bottom edge..
Wood Rectangle Table Flooring Floor


The piece the drawer will ride on…also gets a bead….
Wood Outdoor bench Table Hardwood Brick


Beads at the top? won't be seen, why bother…..
The "T" marks on the top of the legs?
Wood Eyewear Font Tints and shades Automotive exterior


Mark where the taper is….and where the mortise for the tenons will go….don't want to chop the wrong hole…

Laundry Detail later today…....means I might get a little shop time in…...sit around waiting on the washing, while chopping a few mortises….

Stay tuned
 

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Aprons?

No, not one of these..
Cabinetry Sleeve Collar Motor vehicle Drawer


More like the wooden ones, that connect 4 legs to a table….Hauled the rest of the lumber to the shop…made a few cross cuts…
Wood Hardwood Plank Lumber Wood stain


Was still a bit left over..
Wood Motor vehicle Track Gas Lumber


Then set the rip fence to rip one straight edge….reset and rip the other edge to match….then set up a "Set up Block"
Wood Composite material Metal Roof Engineering


Reset the fence, and the blade height…..and mill a few tenons…
Wood Hardwood Building material Plank Lumber


3 out of 4….#4 involves a drawer front..
Wood Rectangle Flooring Hardwood Natural material


Will cut those tenons later….along with the drawer to final width…had to clean up the tenons a bit..
Wood Gas Machine Metal Auto part


They were a bit rough. Set up the Stanley #45 with a bead cutter…figured a way to hold the 4 legs steady enough to mill a double bead on the outside corners..
Wood Eyewear Vision care Art Font


Got the 4 legs done…and started on a bead detail along the bottom edge of the aprons..
Wood Roof Composite material Metal Machine


Which needed face planed smooth, first…before the beads were made…
Motor vehicle Wood Automotive tire Automotive wheel system Auto part


Just a simple, single bead along the bottom edge..
Wood Rectangle Table Flooring Floor


The piece the drawer will ride on…also gets a bead….
Wood Outdoor bench Table Hardwood Brick


Beads at the top? won't be seen, why bother…..
The "T" marks on the top of the legs?
Wood Eyewear Font Tints and shades Automotive exterior


Mark where the taper is….and where the mortise for the tenons will go….don't want to chop the wrong hole…

Laundry Detail later today…....means I might get a little shop time in…...sit around waiting on the washing, while chopping a few mortises….

Stay tuned
Looking good Bandit!
 

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Mortises, two ways

Well, I was going to do Olde School and chisel/chop them out..
Wood Art Rectangle Font Brick


Was taking way too long…Thought there MIGHT be a quicker way….Seems the tenons are 3/8" thick….hmmm
Automotive tire Wood Motor vehicle Wheel Gas


I do have a decently sharp 3/8" Forstner bit….I'd still have to lay out the mortises the same way….then clean the mortise out with a chisel..
Wood Gas Metal Roof Lumber


Seemed to go a little quicker…..like about 3 this way, to 1 the other way….able to get a few dry fits, too…
Wood Hardwood Rectangle Wood stain Plywood


Even to the point that clamps (no glue..) got involved..
Wood Gas Composite material Lumber Metal


Needed to size the drawer front….along with it's 4 tenons..
Wood Rectangle Composite material Gas Hardwood


Need to drill/chop out the matching mortises…next time in the shop….
hauled a 1×6 x 8' pine plank to the shop…..needed 2 slabs for the sides of the drawer..
Wood Automotive tire Asphalt Bumper Road surface


D-112 to make a few cuts….along with the back of the drawer..
Wood Automotive exterior Bumper Tool Auto part


Reset the rip fence…need to rip the 1×6 down to match the height of the drawer front…
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Automotive exterior


Have plans for the waste cuts….
Wood Rolling stock Railway Track Gas


Longer 2 will get notched to fit around the legs…and be runners for the drawer to slide on…the other 2?
Wood Rectangle Tape measure Parallel Slope


Trying to avoid them knots….will get out the mitersaw and cut a few (4) corner blocks…( may need a couple more?)
Wood Table Flooring Hardwood Wood stain


Corner blocks…glued and screwed into the corners, then a slotted hole to attach the table top..
Brown Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor


IF I can cut them close to perfect…they will also pull the corners square…Mitersaw?
Wood Motor vehicle Bumper Gas Automotive exterior


One of them Cordless Stanley No. 346 models…..

Stay tuned…waiting on the shop to cool down…
 

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Mortises, two ways

Well, I was going to do Olde School and chisel/chop them out..
Wood Art Rectangle Font Brick


Was taking way too long…Thought there MIGHT be a quicker way….Seems the tenons are 3/8" thick….hmmm
Automotive tire Wood Motor vehicle Wheel Gas


I do have a decently sharp 3/8" Forstner bit….I'd still have to lay out the mortises the same way….then clean the mortise out with a chisel..
Wood Gas Metal Roof Lumber


Seemed to go a little quicker…..like about 3 this way, to 1 the other way….able to get a few dry fits, too…
Wood Hardwood Rectangle Wood stain Plywood


Even to the point that clamps (no glue..) got involved..
Wood Gas Composite material Lumber Metal


Needed to size the drawer front….along with it's 4 tenons..
Wood Rectangle Composite material Gas Hardwood


Need to drill/chop out the matching mortises…next time in the shop….
hauled a 1×6 x 8' pine plank to the shop…..needed 2 slabs for the sides of the drawer..
Wood Automotive tire Asphalt Bumper Road surface


D-112 to make a few cuts….along with the back of the drawer..
Wood Automotive exterior Bumper Tool Auto part


Reset the rip fence…need to rip the 1×6 down to match the height of the drawer front…
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Automotive exterior


Have plans for the waste cuts….
Wood Rolling stock Railway Track Gas


Longer 2 will get notched to fit around the legs…and be runners for the drawer to slide on…the other 2?
Wood Rectangle Tape measure Parallel Slope


Trying to avoid them knots….will get out the mitersaw and cut a few (4) corner blocks…( may need a couple more?)
Wood Table Flooring Hardwood Wood stain


Corner blocks…glued and screwed into the corners, then a slotted hole to attach the table top..
Brown Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor


IF I can cut them close to perfect…they will also pull the corners square…Mitersaw?
Wood Motor vehicle Bumper Gas Automotive exterior


One of them Cordless Stanley No. 346 models…..

Stay tuned…waiting on the shop to cool down…
OMG Bandit I actually used to have one of those models!
BTW HCM the most almost under used Tool in the workshop.
You know its the first tool I would sell, ... only problem is no sooner I did so I would like to build a nice table like yours.

Excellent work, ...keep it up!
 

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Rest of the mortises, and a glue up, finally

Rest of the mortises..went something like this..
Rectangle Wood Brick Font Wall


Lay out was simple….however,,Father Murphy decided that he would pay a visit..today….
Wood Tool Metalworking hand tool Hand tool Stonemason's hammer


Ooops…not a biggie, hole will get covered by the table's top. Got all 4 square holes chopped, test fitted…decided to glue things together..
Wood Composite material Metal Lumber Engineering


Then…feeling good…decided to glue the other end up.
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Loom Wood Hardwood Automotive wheel system Art

Then…the 2 long sides were glued up..
Wood Gas Automotive exterior Machine Metal


So far so good? Wait for it….I notched and glued in the runners for the drawer to slide in on….
Wood Wheel Automotive exterior Automotive tire Tire


Then, got to taking a better, non-Murphy look…..bead detail on one of the long sides..was wrong….had to go back knock that side apart, including the runner, and flip the side over, to where the bead is along the bottom edge….in the process of which….one leg lost the bottom 3rd onto the floor….more clamps and glue to fix that…grrrr…

The 4 corner blocks were sawn….counter-bored, and a pilot hole drilled….
Wood Rectangle Natural material Hardwood Lumber


So, that once all the clamps come back off….I can screw and glue them in place..
Wood Rectangle Gas Shelving Tints and shades


Then get the drawer parts all sized up..
Wood Rectangle Triangle Gas Plywood


For the next full day in the shop….drawer building 101…..decided to see IF Father Murphy had left the building, as I wanted to work on the table's top…...nope, still here…
Wood Wheel Art Lumber Machine


Had to add 3-1/2" to the width…..will need the bread board ends to make the required length…..need to trim the top's ends square, and add a tongue for the ends to connect to….

Today being a Monday…shop will be closed, until Murphy leaves the building….

Stay tuned….
 

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Bread board ends, drawer building

Clamps came off the panel for the top of the table…..ends need to be flat and squared up. Too awkward to do the square up with the tablesaw….not really wanting to handsaw it, either….set to work with the panel clamped to the top of the tablesaw….and let a jack plane and the beltsander go to work ( new belt, too)
Wood Table Hardwood Flooring Roof


With the grain with the sander, along the glue lines….jack plane does it's thing going across the grain…worked over one face, then flip over, and do the other. Next, trim the ends square…..circular saw (6") and the tablesaw's rip fence….need to mark out how far from the fence the blade is…..and where on the panel the blade needs to cut..

First part is with a framer square..
Table Wood Plank Composite material Hardwood


Then how much room I need..
Wood Tool Gas Flooring Hardwood

Translate that to the panel..
Wood Plank Hardwood Wood stain Lumber


And clamp the guide fence in place…right on the square line….push the saw through, pressing it against the fence
Wood Wood stain Flooring Floor Road surface


mark the other end of the panel the same way…
Wood Table Rectangle Flooring Floor


Both ends are now square. Bread board needs a tongue milled….still have the panel clamped to the saw, still have the fence handy…have a 1/2" straight cutter bit in a router..hmmm
Wood Automotive tire Drill Gas Drilling


First of 4 cuts, each end get 2…
Wood Hardwood Composite material Gas Plank


Set the panel aside for the moment…
Furniture Table Wood Desk Rectangle


And measure how wide the bread board ends need to be….joint the edge of a 1×6..
Saw Hand tool Automotive tire Motor vehicle Wood


Set up the tablesaw to make a couple rip cuts, using that jointed edge to start
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Table Composite material


They then need crosscut for length….but, with Old Murphy still around, that can wait until AFTER a groove is milled to fit the tongue….just in case one end gets a bit "off"....once that is done….glue and a few pipe clamps ( and a hammer)
Wood Wood stain Hardwood Flooring Plank


And let this sit a day. Drawer building?
Set up the other router with a dovetail bit…set the drawer front in the bench vise….lay out a few pins on the end, hand guide the router to make a few cuts..
Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank Lumber


Use those pins to lay out the tails, cut and chop out the waste…leaving the layout lines…dry fit.

One Stanley 45 is set up to plough grooves for the drawer's bottom panel…..
Wood Tool Lumber Metal Automotive tire


Front and both sides get the groove thing….back where the back of the drawer is, my other Stanley 45 is set up to mill 3/4" wide dados, to house the drawers back..
Wheel Automotive tire Motor vehicle Vehicle Wood


Dry fit?
Wood Gas Automotive tire Metal Engineering


Need two counter sunk pilot holes in each dado to attach the back..
Motor vehicle Automotive exterior Bumper Gas Engineering


I also clip the bottom corner, to make setting the drawer in place easier….then a matter of cutting a plywood panel for the bottom of the drawer….some glue and screws….glue only for the dovetails…
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Composite material Plank


Make sure the drawer is square…and set it aside….we done for the day….

Stay tuned
 

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Bread board ends, drawer building

Clamps came off the panel for the top of the table…..ends need to be flat and squared up. Too awkward to do the square up with the tablesaw….not really wanting to handsaw it, either….set to work with the panel clamped to the top of the tablesaw….and let a jack plane and the beltsander go to work ( new belt, too)
Wood Table Hardwood Flooring Roof


With the grain with the sander, along the glue lines….jack plane does it's thing going across the grain…worked over one face, then flip over, and do the other. Next, trim the ends square…..circular saw (6") and the tablesaw's rip fence….need to mark out how far from the fence the blade is…..and where on the panel the blade needs to cut..

First part is with a framer square..
Table Wood Plank Composite material Hardwood


Then how much room I need..
Wood Tool Gas Flooring Hardwood

Translate that to the panel..
Wood Plank Hardwood Wood stain Lumber


And clamp the guide fence in place…right on the square line….push the saw through, pressing it against the fence
Wood Wood stain Flooring Floor Road surface


mark the other end of the panel the same way…
Wood Table Rectangle Flooring Floor


Both ends are now square. Bread board needs a tongue milled….still have the panel clamped to the saw, still have the fence handy…have a 1/2" straight cutter bit in a router..hmmm
Wood Automotive tire Drill Gas Drilling


First of 4 cuts, each end get 2…
Wood Hardwood Composite material Gas Plank


Set the panel aside for the moment…
Furniture Table Wood Desk Rectangle


And measure how wide the bread board ends need to be….joint the edge of a 1×6..
Saw Hand tool Automotive tire Motor vehicle Wood


Set up the tablesaw to make a couple rip cuts, using that jointed edge to start
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Table Composite material


They then need crosscut for length….but, with Old Murphy still around, that can wait until AFTER a groove is milled to fit the tongue….just in case one end gets a bit "off"....once that is done….glue and a few pipe clamps ( and a hammer)
Wood Wood stain Hardwood Flooring Plank


And let this sit a day. Drawer building?
Set up the other router with a dovetail bit…set the drawer front in the bench vise….lay out a few pins on the end, hand guide the router to make a few cuts..
Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank Lumber


Use those pins to lay out the tails, cut and chop out the waste…leaving the layout lines…dry fit.

One Stanley 45 is set up to plough grooves for the drawer's bottom panel…..
Wood Tool Lumber Metal Automotive tire


Front and both sides get the groove thing….back where the back of the drawer is, my other Stanley 45 is set up to mill 3/4" wide dados, to house the drawers back..
Wheel Automotive tire Motor vehicle Vehicle Wood


Dry fit?
Wood Gas Automotive tire Metal Engineering


Need two counter sunk pilot holes in each dado to attach the back..
Motor vehicle Automotive exterior Bumper Gas Engineering


I also clip the bottom corner, to make setting the drawer in place easier….then a matter of cutting a plywood panel for the bottom of the drawer….some glue and screws….glue only for the dovetails…
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Composite material Plank


Make sure the drawer is square…and set it aside….we done for the day….

Stay tuned
"Use those pins to lay out the tails"

I am confused, I recently converted to a pins first on dovetails but figured I would still need to do tails first on half blind so I could mark the pins. So hoe do you use the pins in the drawer front to lay out the tails?

Either way it is looking good Bandit!
 

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Bread board ends, drawer building

Clamps came off the panel for the top of the table…..ends need to be flat and squared up. Too awkward to do the square up with the tablesaw….not really wanting to handsaw it, either….set to work with the panel clamped to the top of the tablesaw….and let a jack plane and the beltsander go to work ( new belt, too)
Wood Table Hardwood Flooring Roof


With the grain with the sander, along the glue lines….jack plane does it's thing going across the grain…worked over one face, then flip over, and do the other. Next, trim the ends square…..circular saw (6") and the tablesaw's rip fence….need to mark out how far from the fence the blade is…..and where on the panel the blade needs to cut..

First part is with a framer square..
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Then how much room I need..
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Translate that to the panel..
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And clamp the guide fence in place…right on the square line….push the saw through, pressing it against the fence
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mark the other end of the panel the same way…
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Both ends are now square. Bread board needs a tongue milled….still have the panel clamped to the saw, still have the fence handy…have a 1/2" straight cutter bit in a router..hmmm
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First of 4 cuts, each end get 2…
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Set the panel aside for the moment…
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And measure how wide the bread board ends need to be….joint the edge of a 1×6..
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Set up the tablesaw to make a couple rip cuts, using that jointed edge to start
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They then need crosscut for length….but, with Old Murphy still around, that can wait until AFTER a groove is milled to fit the tongue….just in case one end gets a bit "off"....once that is done….glue and a few pipe clamps ( and a hammer)
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And let this sit a day. Drawer building?
Set up the other router with a dovetail bit…set the drawer front in the bench vise….lay out a few pins on the end, hand guide the router to make a few cuts..
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Use those pins to lay out the tails, cut and chop out the waste…leaving the layout lines…dry fit.

One Stanley 45 is set up to plough grooves for the drawer's bottom panel…..
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Front and both sides get the groove thing….back where the back of the drawer is, my other Stanley 45 is set up to mill 3/4" wide dados, to house the drawers back..
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Dry fit?
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Need two counter sunk pilot holes in each dado to attach the back..
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I also clip the bottom corner, to make setting the drawer in place easier….then a matter of cutting a plywood panel for the bottom of the drawer….some glue and screws….glue only for the dovetails…
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Composite material Plank


Make sure the drawer is square…and set it aside….we done for the day….

Stay tuned
I use a sharp pencil to trace around each pin. Then I cut on the waste side of the lines…more line I leave, the tighter the fit. One hand for the pencil, one hand to hold the parts where they need to sit…..and my chin to hold things still long enough to make those pencil marks…
 

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Bread board ends, drawer building

Clamps came off the panel for the top of the table…..ends need to be flat and squared up. Too awkward to do the square up with the tablesaw….not really wanting to handsaw it, either….set to work with the panel clamped to the top of the tablesaw….and let a jack plane and the beltsander go to work ( new belt, too)
Wood Table Hardwood Flooring Roof


With the grain with the sander, along the glue lines….jack plane does it's thing going across the grain…worked over one face, then flip over, and do the other. Next, trim the ends square…..circular saw (6") and the tablesaw's rip fence….need to mark out how far from the fence the blade is…..and where on the panel the blade needs to cut..

First part is with a framer square..
Table Wood Plank Composite material Hardwood


Then how much room I need..
Wood Tool Gas Flooring Hardwood

Translate that to the panel..
Wood Plank Hardwood Wood stain Lumber


And clamp the guide fence in place…right on the square line….push the saw through, pressing it against the fence
Wood Wood stain Flooring Floor Road surface


mark the other end of the panel the same way…
Wood Table Rectangle Flooring Floor


Both ends are now square. Bread board needs a tongue milled….still have the panel clamped to the saw, still have the fence handy…have a 1/2" straight cutter bit in a router..hmmm
Wood Automotive tire Drill Gas Drilling


First of 4 cuts, each end get 2…
Wood Hardwood Composite material Gas Plank


Set the panel aside for the moment…
Furniture Table Wood Desk Rectangle


And measure how wide the bread board ends need to be….joint the edge of a 1×6..
Saw Hand tool Automotive tire Motor vehicle Wood


Set up the tablesaw to make a couple rip cuts, using that jointed edge to start
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Table Composite material


They then need crosscut for length….but, with Old Murphy still around, that can wait until AFTER a groove is milled to fit the tongue….just in case one end gets a bit "off"....once that is done….glue and a few pipe clamps ( and a hammer)
Wood Wood stain Hardwood Flooring Plank


And let this sit a day. Drawer building?
Set up the other router with a dovetail bit…set the drawer front in the bench vise….lay out a few pins on the end, hand guide the router to make a few cuts..
Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank Lumber


Use those pins to lay out the tails, cut and chop out the waste…leaving the layout lines…dry fit.

One Stanley 45 is set up to plough grooves for the drawer's bottom panel…..
Wood Tool Lumber Metal Automotive tire


Front and both sides get the groove thing….back where the back of the drawer is, my other Stanley 45 is set up to mill 3/4" wide dados, to house the drawers back..
Wheel Automotive tire Motor vehicle Vehicle Wood


Dry fit?
Wood Gas Automotive tire Metal Engineering


Need two counter sunk pilot holes in each dado to attach the back..
Motor vehicle Automotive exterior Bumper Gas Engineering


I also clip the bottom corner, to make setting the drawer in place easier….then a matter of cutting a plywood panel for the bottom of the drawer….some glue and screws….glue only for the dovetails…
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Composite material Plank


Make sure the drawer is square…and set it aside….we done for the day….

Stay tuned
Is here enough room in the half blind pins that are in the drawer front to get your pencil in there. It just seems like it would be tight and awkward.
 

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Bread board ends, drawer building

Clamps came off the panel for the top of the table…..ends need to be flat and squared up. Too awkward to do the square up with the tablesaw….not really wanting to handsaw it, either….set to work with the panel clamped to the top of the tablesaw….and let a jack plane and the beltsander go to work ( new belt, too)
Wood Table Hardwood Flooring Roof


With the grain with the sander, along the glue lines….jack plane does it's thing going across the grain…worked over one face, then flip over, and do the other. Next, trim the ends square…..circular saw (6") and the tablesaw's rip fence….need to mark out how far from the fence the blade is…..and where on the panel the blade needs to cut..

First part is with a framer square..
Table Wood Plank Composite material Hardwood


Then how much room I need..
Wood Tool Gas Flooring Hardwood

Translate that to the panel..
Wood Plank Hardwood Wood stain Lumber


And clamp the guide fence in place…right on the square line….push the saw through, pressing it against the fence
Wood Wood stain Flooring Floor Road surface


mark the other end of the panel the same way…
Wood Table Rectangle Flooring Floor


Both ends are now square. Bread board needs a tongue milled….still have the panel clamped to the saw, still have the fence handy…have a 1/2" straight cutter bit in a router..hmmm
Wood Automotive tire Drill Gas Drilling


First of 4 cuts, each end get 2…
Wood Hardwood Composite material Gas Plank


Set the panel aside for the moment…
Furniture Table Wood Desk Rectangle


And measure how wide the bread board ends need to be….joint the edge of a 1×6..
Saw Hand tool Automotive tire Motor vehicle Wood


Set up the tablesaw to make a couple rip cuts, using that jointed edge to start
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Table Composite material


They then need crosscut for length….but, with Old Murphy still around, that can wait until AFTER a groove is milled to fit the tongue….just in case one end gets a bit "off"....once that is done….glue and a few pipe clamps ( and a hammer)
Wood Wood stain Hardwood Flooring Plank


And let this sit a day. Drawer building?
Set up the other router with a dovetail bit…set the drawer front in the bench vise….lay out a few pins on the end, hand guide the router to make a few cuts..
Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank Lumber


Use those pins to lay out the tails, cut and chop out the waste…leaving the layout lines…dry fit.

One Stanley 45 is set up to plough grooves for the drawer's bottom panel…..
Wood Tool Lumber Metal Automotive tire


Front and both sides get the groove thing….back where the back of the drawer is, my other Stanley 45 is set up to mill 3/4" wide dados, to house the drawers back..
Wheel Automotive tire Motor vehicle Vehicle Wood


Dry fit?
Wood Gas Automotive tire Metal Engineering


Need two counter sunk pilot holes in each dado to attach the back..
Motor vehicle Automotive exterior Bumper Gas Engineering


I also clip the bottom corner, to make setting the drawer in place easier….then a matter of cutting a plywood panel for the bottom of the drawer….some glue and screws….glue only for the dovetails…
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Composite material Plank


Make sure the drawer is square…and set it aside….we done for the day….

Stay tuned
Plenty of room…for a sharp point of a pencil….as the tails are a bit wider than the pins..
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Time for a PIP

Once things were sanded and planed smooth..was time for a coat of stain to be brushed on….
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Some spots needed a bit more than others…..wasn't just a plane, or a sander used..
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I also gave the Stanley No. 80 a little work. Each of these 3 tools were used where they fit best. Had to clean out the shop a bit….so I could set the table up on the tablesaw, rather a towel sitting on the tablesaw's top. Wanted to be able to rotate the table, without scratching up the top of the table..
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Everything except the top itself got a decent brushed on coat….allow to dry a bit….then wipe down….and let it sit a day….next day, set it down on the floor…
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And gave the top a coat of stain. Colour is called "Gunstock", BTW.

Let things sit a day….sit the table back up on the tablesaw on it's top. Coat of Clear Gloss Poly was brushed on, allowed to dry overnight. Next day, flip over and varnish the top….
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Allow to dry, hand sand with 220 grit, rub down, and wipe off. Then brush on coat #2, allow to dry most of today, rag to rub the top down….calling this done….
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Fun part was hauling this up the stairs and out to the back patio, where the Gazebo was waiting..
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And that will do for this little project…..will have it posted later, today.

Overall size? stands 25-1/2" tall….top is 3/4" x 19-1/4" x 32" long

Thanks for looking in!
 

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