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    Mission/Arts and Crafts Buffet and Hutch Build - Finished!

    With my trestle table finishing schedule still up in the air I going to do a small buffet and hutch for our kitchen. This one is going to take a while as the summer acerage chores are really going to get in the way of shop time. I have sort of an idea what this is going to look like but it will be a build as I go..... First in order is to get a few legs made up. The Stickley brothers made their legs a couple of different ways to get the look of 1/4 sawn on all four sides. For this one we will do what Gus did a lot of the times and use thin veneers to get the look we are after. Our 8 legs will be 1 3/4' X 1 3/4". Buffet will have 33" and the hutch around 40" Final thickness is done and all the legs are 1/8" to wide right now. They will be trimmed to 1 5/8" just before I glue on the veneers.


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    To cut the 16 veneers I will need I use my miter gauge to replicate the thickness. I just set the miter gauge fence 1/16" from my blade and then when the stock is set correctly take the miter gauge off the table.

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    With a sharp blade the 1/16" veneers are ready for mating to the legs and take little time to make. I make a few extra of each length, just in case...

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    Lets hope this thing doesn't take all summer to make...

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    Last edited by Gary Zimmel; 09-04-2012 at 05:35 AM.

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    I love building craftsman stuff. I'll be watchin' and learnin'.

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    Watching closely! (and learning)

    I used the thin veneer process on a recent A&C table and it worked like a charm. However, not being as brave as you, I went with 1/8" thick veneers. Once the edges of the legs received a 1/8" round over the veneer line was invisible.
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    And they're off! This will be fun. Thanks for taking us along Gary.
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    Leg Veneers.

    So slowly we are getting the 1/16" veneers on the legs.
    Have I told you I like to use a lot of clamps when putting these on...
    Most times I will do one at a time because I find they slide around a bit and it sure is easier to make sure they are in place.
    The veneers are 1/4" wider than the leg to compensate for the slipping.
    I use more glue and clamp pressure doing these. I really want these to have zero gaps.

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    After the veneer has sat over night I will either use hand planes or my router table to clean up the waste.
    If I use the router table as I did this time one really has to take small bites.
    Remember the thin veneers are quarter sawn and only 1/16" thick.
    This is a bad time to have some tear out....

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    I will lastly clean up the edges with a block plane.

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    So how did we do?
    Remember I cut a few extra ones at the start.
    By doing this I can match the color up a little better and make the lines pretty close to invisible.
    Or so the game plan goes....

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    A few more nights and will have all eight legs/corners done.
    But shop time for the next few days is going to be real sparse.

    Hope everyone is getting a little shop time.

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    Last edited by Gary Zimmel; 05-19-2012 at 04:15 AM.

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    I've never worked with veneer. The legs on the Craftsman furniture shows quarter sawn on the front and back only.

    We have a couple of new Stickley. The didn't use quarter sawn on the legs at all.

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    In the original pieces Leopold, Gus's brother, made the legs and posts with a quadrilinear post.
    While Gus opted to add quarter sawn veneer to the non quarter-sawn faces.
    I have seen some of the furniture that comes out of the newer stickley plant and they all seem to have the quad posts?
    Like on the bed posts, tables and the Morris or Eastwood chairs.
    All that aside Dennis, I think the posts sure look nicer with four sides that are quartered.
    Takes a little extra work but it keeps it to the original way they were built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Zimmel
    In the original pieces Leopold, Gus's brother, made the legs and posts with a quadrilinear post.
    While Gus opted to add quarter sawn veneer to the non quarter-sawn faces.
    I have seen some of the furniture that comes out of the newer stickley plant and they all seem to have the quad posts?

    All that aside Dennis, I think the posts sure look nicer with four sides that are quartered.
    Takes a little extra work but it keeps it to the original way they were built.
    The Stickley Settle and Rocker that we bought new in 2008 are made with 1 1/4 square plain sawn oak, each leg is a solid piece. The rest of the pieces are of quarter sawn, just not the legs.

    I agree that the Q-sawn on all sides looks great; but making quad posts with hand saws is beyond my level of skill and interest level. I have a desire to do some hammered veneering, but just haven't got there yet.

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    OOPS....

    The last week were in Nova Scotia at our sons convocation. While there we were able to go down to Lunenburg to get a peek at the Bluenose Two being rebuilt. Quite the sight seeing a 135 foot schooner out of the water.
    They have a long way to go but building one of these little boats the traditional way takes time...

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    One other hi point of our trip was to sneak over to New Brunswick and visit my buddy Cosman.
    First time I had been in his shop and got a nice tour. Real interesting how he makes his saws and does his videos for his website.

    So yesterday after getting back, I finished glueing the veneers on the legs for the buffet.
    All good. Or so I thought....
    Remember I had said I left the legs a tad wide and was going to cut them to size later.
    Well I forgot to.
    So I ended up with nice rectangles instead of squares.

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    They are 1 3/4"X 2". Not really to the game plan.
    I thought for a couple of seconds if I should use them as they are. Not really anything to think about. A quick trip to the table saw and we are back to square one with these four.
    Upside of this whole thing is I made a few extra veneers. So my next session will be glueing up these legs again....

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    Maybe this week we will have a little progress forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Zimmel View Post
    So I ended up with nice rectangles instead of squares. A quick trip to the table saw and we are back to square one with these four.
    Good decision IMHO. I've made that same leg boo-boo and I am always happier in the long run when I just take a do-over. I too favor the QSWO on all faces for the looks.
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