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    Oak Table

    Jarrod and I started this restoration of an old Oak Table that has been worked on many times but never to the extent of repairing we are having to preform. Old repairs that were done done well , removing nails. A couple different finishes. 1st the top of the table need to be stabilized itself. There were 2 long cracks with the grain.
    After we stripped it I filled the grain and then Jarrod made his repairs. I also brushed 3 coats of shellac on the legs, skirts and leaves. Just waiting now for the top repairs to dry. We used a 2 part epoxy filled with wood dust from the table.
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    So, did you just break off the split part, then biscuit and re-glue, or did you rip it and plane it before the biscuits and glue?

    Just curious.

    I've done a couple old tables - never one of any significant value, though - by ripping them down the split, then runnig both edges thru the jointer, then re-gluing. You lose about 3/16" of tabletop that way, but it does give a nearly invisible repair.
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    Jim the one we biscuit was a clean old repair and the one we glued up we forced open and put the epoxy into it. By using the wood dust with the epoxy it helps to fill the caps better. The biscuit is to the right and the epoxy is to the left in the table pic.
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    Dave, I just wanted to say, your hands look just like Norm's running that biscuit jointer. About brought tears to my eyes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Dave, I just wanted to say, your hands look just like Norm's running that biscuit jointer. About brought tears to my eyes
    But the shirt sleeve wasn't plaid, Steve!
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    and he didn't get the tool for free
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    Good catch Jim. I can breath now
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    LOL thats Jarrods at work, you think I would do the repair work my self these days. LOL
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    Dave, have you forgotten your roots?
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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