Woodworking
Dining Table – Completion

Final assembly of the dining table was done in the dining area. It is too big and heavy for Teal and I to move on our own. Assembly “in situ” worked out very well. It is nicer to work on the hardwood floor than on the shop floor and there is more room. The top […]

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Woodworking
Dining Table – Frame and Slides

Some of you may be wondering why there was such a delay in getting to the end. Besides other projects getting in the way, the finishing takes a long time and fills the shop. Finishing schedule: Sand to 220 grit with random orbit and then hand sand 220 grit with the grain to remove any […]

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Woodworking
Dining Table – Top Joinery

The table top is the largest part of the project. Not necessarily the most complex but certainly the most time consuming. As a result, I ended up working on multiple other items, notably the table top support structure, in between. For example. after glueing up the top , I was working on the slider rail […]

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Woodworking
Dining Table – Coloring the Wood

You might think that “coloring the wood” is an odd phrase but in this project I am dealing with a notoriously difficult type of wood – Cherry. While lovely, cherry is notoriously difficult due to its problems: widely varying colors between planks, divergence of color in different planks as the wood ages, splotching with most […]

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CNC Router
Dining Table – Trestle Base

The table was modeled completely in Sketchup. This helps to not just plan the work but then I can export individual components such as the legs as input for the CNC router. The leg component was exported and then imported into vCarve Pro which I use to model items for the CNC router. I was […]

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Woodworking
Dining Table – Top Glue-Up

The wood was broken down into usable lengths, run through the jointer with the power feeder and then planed. It became evident that there was an almost even split of “light” and “dark” cherry pieces. So the next step was sorting them out. Teal had asked for a lighter top and at one point we […]

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Woodworking
Doll Trunk / Travel Case -2

With the back and doors assembled, now we can start on the “dresser drawers”. The drawer fronts are solid stock. I chose maple as it can be finished clear and provides a pleasant contrast to the planned light grey / off white color of the paint. Check your actual dimensions vs the drawings. The 3 […]

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Woodworking
Doll Trunk / Travel Case

My grand-daughters were getting 18″ – “American Girl ” style dolls for Christmas. My daughters asked that I build doll cases for them. They had some suggestions on how they should look based on a discontinued one from Pottery Barn Kids and another on Ana White’s website. One of the goals is that these would […]

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CNC Router
Dining Table

Well I am committed now. We have discussed making a new dining table for years. However it had not risen to the top of the project heap. The goals include: Seat 6 when collapsed Seat 10 when expanded More width as the current table leaves little room for side place settings and a center piece […]

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Woodworking
Olivia’s Bed – Delivery Day

Today, we delivered and set up Olivia’s bed and dresser.  There was some final assembly work and alignment of the drawers in the pedestal.  She was also taken with the idea of the cubby spaces underneath being the “lower bunks” for her stuffed critters. The new pulls match on the dresser and the bed drawers. […]

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