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mailee

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Well today I started work on a small occasional table in Oak! yes Oak! at long last some real wood. :lol: Look here it is after all the waste was removed.

I then marked out all the pieces ready for making the legs and apron.

Then it was on to the tenons for the apron.

That was as far as I managed to get by the end of the day as I had been working on other jobs too. :D
 

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I dont think I've seen you do a project in hardwood before (?), I'm sure you'll whip through it with your usual super speed though. Hopefully be a nice change from all the wardrobes you've been doing :)
 

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Looking good, most of my work seems to have been Oak this year, very popular with just a natural colour finish. Is it European Oak you have there? What finish will you use?
 

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yes it is European Oak I am using. i intend to give it a sealer coat and a clear lacquer coat no staining.
After a late start this morning (I had to visit a customer but it got me more work) :D I got stuck in with the table again.
I cut all of the rails that will hold a shelf and mortised the legs and then had a dry fit.

I got all of the panels glued up for the table top and the shelf after cutting a chamfer on them.

While this was in glue up I slotted the apron for the buttons and rounded over the edges of all the parts.

Then everything was given a good sanding and I cut a small wasted detail at the top of the legs.
By the end of the day I had got the top and shelf ready for a good sanding and fitting.

if all goes well tomorrow I shall get the first sealer coat on it. :D
 

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doctor Bob":1ik51hcg said:
I still think you should try and stop all the dry fits, have faith...
What with my eyesight Bob! :lol: Got to admit i could have just gone straight to glue up on this type of job but I just wanted to see it together. :D
 

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mailee":4kjd905m said:
Got to admit i could have just gone straight to glue up on this type of job but I just wanted to see it together. :D
LOL, I just want to get home quicker these days. Gone are the days of standing back and admiring my work.
 

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I got the table finished today. First thing this morning I sprayed a sealer coat on it and this afternoon I got the top coat on. Finished off the day by giving it a polish. Didn't come out too bad really. :D


Right now onto my next job in.......Pine. :roll:
 

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Nice to see you working in some proper wood Allan, very nice table by the way!
 

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Yes it made a very enjoyable change Rog. I was in our neck of the woods on Monday picking up that spindle moulder from Swaffam. Was a bit late when I got finished though so didn't have the time to pay a visit. :cry:
 

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mailee":n9a3vwk6 said:
Yes it made a very enjoyable change Rog. I was in our neck of the woods on Monday picking up that spindle moulder from Swaffam. Was a bit late when I got finished though so didn't have the time to pay a visit. :cry:
Swaffham is about 40 miles from my workshop - you know you are always welcome if you are my way - with my workload at the moment though you would probably been given a chisel with your coffee though and told what to get on with! (hammer)

Just finished a clock today and have ten oak dining chairs to finish and deliver at the end of next week that are only half made! :shock:
 

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I like how all the concern about Ikea and the like putting independent cabinetmakers out of business is so robustly kicked in the nuts by you guys!

Aidan
 

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TheTiddles":15hfa92h said:
I like how all the concern about Ikea and the like putting independent cabinetmakers out of business is so robustly kicked in the nuts by you guys!

Aidan
=D> =D> =D> Love it!
 

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:lol: :lol: :lol: No problem Rog, I am used to having a cup of coffee in one hand and a tool in the other. :D Actually the cabinet maker I got the spindle moulder from was very busy too. (He builds bespoke kitchens)
 
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