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  • #58480
    Mark-Dusty-Miller
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    Well I couldn’t resit a good offer on some pine and £40 for enough too make two full tables including legs was not to be sniff’t at
    Sticking with my hand tools as I promised myself although converting these 20″ x 7″ x 2 1/2″ Jenga blocks with a rip saw is a little exercise overkill.
    Only difference is by the looks of it is a slight 16th on leg widths and 3/4″ planking rather than the 7/8. Any issues anyone can think of?
    All timber sawn to length today will start squaring off tomorrow and finish ripping.

    #58488
    Eddy Flynn
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    good luck get some pics up, no going the gym for you this week your gonna get free exercise and you get a table for your efforts .

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #58524
    Mark-Dusty-Miller
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    Thanks Eddy well I’ve managed to get four legs planed square, still to be shaped if I decide to go with the curve.
    Ill add some photos as soon as I can find a suitable files size reduction for Win7 lol.

    #59429
    Mark-Dusty-Miller
    Participant

    Finished table not a great photo apologies.

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    #59434
    David Gill
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    Nice job, looks just like it should and only £20 of materials
    What finish have you used?

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #59435
    Eddy Flynn
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    very nice looking table that would grace any sitting room did you come across anything that you would do differently on the next one, i’m sure there are lots here eager for any tips, me included well done.

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #59438
    Greg Merritt
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    Nicely done! I like the look of it and what a bargain on the timber. You made good time as well. Just about a month start to finish. I wish my projects would move along that quickly. 🙂

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #59440

    Congrats with the finishing project, very interesting look, very well done project) I agree with Greg very fast) Thank you for posting and sharing with us)

    Toronto, Canada

    #59442
    BrianJ
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    Very nice outcome. You must be happy with that.
    Brian

    Ontario, Canada

    #59507
    Mark-Dusty-Miller
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    Many thanks for the replies and nice comments, really enjoyed making it. Dave Gill: I stuck to Paul’s finish recommend shellac sanding sealer, then on the main frame beeswax and turpentine mix and the table top was the water based varnish; I personally didn’t get on to well with the cloth method so went with brush. Total honesty I wasn’t completely happy with the finish so I scraped it back and re did it, worth it as now I am happy, with finish this probably came out just under £25 still a bargain.
    Time wise I guess all in all around 30 hours; I have good and bad days; lucky in some ways that illness means I’m home but sadly only able a few hours or less a time; its done me good.
    Don’t presume to be competent enough for advice really Edfly but my biggest struggle was getting the table top smooth, leveling was ok but due to all the fish eyes etc it was a bit of a task; I don’t mind some natural imperfection but not keen on tear-out etc. The biggest thing I have learnt is I need to sort some kind of light out on some angle or another to shine across the table top; it looks absolutely fine till that varnish hits it then these hidden anomalies appear? I don’t know how yet but any advice welcome, must be some angle that shows up the small marks prior to finish; or may be my eye sight has gone lol. Thanks again, sorry bit of a long reply.

    #59508
    Mark-Dusty-Miller
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    Posted twice sorry

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