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    a work in progress

    Just thought I'd send up a few images of a pair of tables that are nearing completion. Not made only with hand tools, but with a fair amount of hand work. All joinery is traditional - pinned mortise and tenons, hand DTs, and a solid pine drawer bottom, with a wide handplaned chamfer.

    Tops will be be chamfered on the underside, and look less clunky.

    I stole the basic design from an old Home Furniture magazine, then adapted it to suit. The shelf has breadboard ends, which have integral tenons that fit into mortises in the legs.

    Primary wood is cherry. Drawers have pine parts.

    Will post more when completed, but wanted to share these images underway.

    Ken

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    ken, i like the shape and execution! very nice, thanks for sharin`! tod
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    Ken

    that is really great work, thanks for the post

    Jay

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    Ken,
    Did ya have Ben cut those dovetails on the CNC at school...

    Just jokeing. Looking real good. I look forward to seeing the finished product.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Those look great, Ken. Love that style. Thanks for posting the pictures
    George

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    Very nice! I work only with cherry. Never mastered the hand cut dovetails, use the Leigh jig. Maybe I'll try again to cut by hand. Wish I could do them as fast as Frank Klaus.
    What do you use for finish? I am now using one coat of Watco (to enhance the aging process), followed by Sam Maloof's finish. Also trying the Minwax wipe on Poly and am liking the results.
    Bottoms are classy but expensive. Wonder if the guys of old would have used 1/4" plywood if they had it available.
    Should be a family heirloom!
    Brian Rice

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    Very nice Ken, I agree, heirloom quality all the way!
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    Actually, I have a friend who put in a wide plank pine floor in his house. He gave me the offcuts, which were perfect for drawer bottoms, once I thinned them to about 3/8". .
    Ken

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    Ken, it's coming along nicely. I'm glad to see you went all the way on the drawers and that you put a raised panel bottom. It's a real nice touch - more work, but a much nicer look.

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    thanks to all for your kind comments.
    Ken

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