Everything I am attempting is really a first attempt and although I have read and watched quite a bit of woodworking related educational materials, the solutions and processes I am using are self destructiv... I mean I am figuring them out on my own. I realize there are better ways to do everything I am trying to do, so I am begging anyone and everyone to comment and share their ideas, suggestions and experience. I have had trouble finding local educational resources and a woodworking community to learn and share ideas with, so the internet is my resource for sharing my passion for the craft. So please feel free to point your fingers and laugh at my project(s), but don't leave me in the dark if you know a better technique, recognize a failure path or simply have a tip to share. I wouldn't mind a couple of atta boys along the way, but honestly they're not necessary for me to enjoy the journey.
Anyway below are a few pictures of the table, including close ups of the screw up. I am in the process of working on the joinery for the other leg and then it will be on to the stretcher. Wish me luck and let me know what you think!!!
|Going To Drill Out Epoxy As It Dried Yellow (Any Suggestions For Clear Drying Epoxy?)|
|Solid 8/4 Walnut Leg|
|Leg Edge Rounding Template (Mark Legs Then Use Planes, Scrapers And Rasps To Shape Edges)|
|One Leg Partially Shaped (Looong Way To Go. Wishing For A Draw Knife &/Or Spokeshave)|
|Arc At Base Of Legs (Note Tapering At The Top)|
|Mortise For Stretcher (Stretcher Will Be Made Of Hard Maple, Maybe Curly)|
|KABOOM!!! Not Sure What I Did Wrong, But Obviously Something Wasn't Right. I Had Plywood Backing Up The Stock As I Chiseled Through The Waste, So Anyone Got Any Thoughts On This One???|
|Dovetail Joint For Attaching The Top To The Legs|
|Marking Out The Dovetail On The Top (Just Started Chiseling Waste To Define Edges, Will Drill Out Bulk Before Final)|
|First Socket Completed. Disappointed In Sloppy Fit (Where I Had Shelved The Project Back Before The Holidays)|
Until my next post:
KEEP YOUR MIND ON YOUR FINGERS AND YOUR FINGERS ON YOUR HANDS…