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Table Trestles-Part 8

Just a quick update on my progress over the past week.  With any luck, the next post will be the last in this series and these two tables will move into the complete column.  So, over the past week…

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Table Trestles-Part 7

As per my usual, every day after work this week I tried to get in half an hour to an hour of work on the tables.  After a nine or ten-hour day at work you would think I would just … Continue reading

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Table Trestles-Part 6

It has been a long hard week in the shop.  I have the aches and pains to remind me of it. Almost every evening after work I worked on getting the table tops together.  I continued my method of flattening … Continue reading

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Table Trestles-Part 4

My day in the shop, henceforth known as the great wood massacre of February 2017, did not go smoothly.  All of my problems were of my own making however.  I was working with an unfamiliar material (poplar) as well as … Continue reading

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Table Trestles-Part 2

I’m not what I used to be.  Desk work at the day job has made me soft and nothing proves it quicker than surfacing and thicknessing rough lumber by hand.  I’m sore, but I’m got the job done. It’s not … Continue reading

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Table Trestles-Part 1

The List. If you are a woodworker with a significant other, than you are well aware of the list.  It is that list of things that our significant other wants us to build.  Sometimes we make excuses why we don’t … Continue reading

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Tapered Octagonal Legs with the OCTA-LEG-PRO

I really like the staked furniture method.  I like the design process and the making.  Consequently, I have several staked projects on the “to-do” list.  Since I don’t own or plan to add a lathe to my shop, the tapered, … Continue reading

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The Octagonizer Gauge

  The most recent episode of “The Woodwright’s Shop” has Roy Underhill and Christopher Schwarz discussing staked furniture.  Part of the discussion is how to layout and cut octagonal tapered legs.  Just before CW starts the explanation of how to … Continue reading

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Asymmetric Footstool-Part 3-Complete

The legs and the underside of the top received a couple of coats of Tried & True Original oil finish.  Once that had dried it was time to tackle the upholstery.  Note that I left all of my layout lines … Continue reading

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Asymmetric Footstool-Part 2

With my design in hand and materials at the ready, it was time to get started.  The first step was to cut my 24″x48″ sheet of ply into two 24″x24″ sections and glue up my slab.  Nothing fancy to report … Continue reading

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