Monthly Archives: May 2014

End Tables Part 8

Well I only had enough energy after work to rub out one table base and add a coat of paste wax to it.  If you haven’t used this method with shellac, words nor photos will do it justice.  You have … Continue reading

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End Tables Part 7

Today was a holiday.  Memorial Day to be exact.  So thank you to all of you who have or do serve in the U.S. military. As for me I had two tasks that I needed to complete today.  Mow the … Continue reading

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End Tables Part 6

I almost didn’t post this.  I love using milk paint and am a little worried that photos from mid process will scare folks off trying it.  It’s kinda like showing a sausage making video right before breakfast. I use real … Continue reading

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End Tables Part 5

OK, table base #2 is in the clamps.  Everything went fairly smooth today as I prepared the rails and fitted the tenons.  That was until I started to glue up.  I was running out of day and broke cardinal rule … Continue reading

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Knotted Pull No. 2

Knotted Pull No. 2 consists of a tack knot with a wall knot neck.  The tack knot will give you a more traditional round knob and can be tied with three, four or more strands.  Strictly speaking the tack knot … Continue reading

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End Tables Part 4

Just a quick dog and pony of table base #1 out of the clamps.  So far, so good.  Joint lines are all nice and tight and the base is square and sits level with no wobble.  I hope to have table base … Continue reading

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End Tables Part 3

Managed to prepare and fit the lower rails for end table #1.  It’s glued and in the clamps.  The rails went, to my surprise,  just a smoothly as the upper rails.  Maybe I’m starting to get the hang of this … Continue reading

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