Mark ( on January 21st, 2009

If you’ve been following along with this project, you know that I completed the inlay and the glue-up in my last post. So, it was on to sanding and finishing tasks. I’m not sure how I liked working with the Hard Maple on this project. Even with careful reading of the grain of each board, […]

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Mark ( on January 17th, 2009

All of the table components were completed so, it was now time to tackle milling and installing the string inlay. As I mentioned in an earlier post, this table is going into a house with very dark wood floors. Because of this, I chose Hard Maple for the main wood to provide contrast with the […]

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Mark ( on January 10th, 2009

When readying parts to be edge glued, most of us probably trust the surface left after a pass over the jointer knives as being smooth and ready for gluing. After all, it feels smooth, and when the boards are placed edge to edge the fit looks pretty darn good. We don’t see how the fit […]

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Mark ( on January 6th, 2009

With the top and the legs completed I moved on to make the aprons for the table.  The stock was already cut to rough width and length so, the first order of business was to  it bring the lengths to finished dimension. However, you may recall, the design for this table calls for the legs […]

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