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    small project-end table from scraps

    Ive been down with a lousy head cold, so I haven't been doing much the past few weeks.
    We had a lot of company thanksgiving week, but each morning I snuck out into the garage for an hour or so and worked on bandsaw reindeer and an end table to put a small lamp on.
    Then I had to get yelled at by my wife and cousin for going into the damp cold garage while I was sick, but my wifes cousin was enough for me to risk going out and getting sicker, I needed a break from her. I needed it everyday. Im thinking of having her visit Brent, figuring hed get that table together during her visit.

    although nothing exciting about an end table, I decided to use all my shorts and strips that I have no other use for other than a cutting board or into the fire pit.
    gave me something to think about.
    I had some chunks of walnut, originally purchased by a contractor to cut up for flooring, but the 2 pieces I had were totally ratty, knots, chewed up, voids, but I cut them up and shaped them into legs. (they were only 20 inches so I had to make the legs 19 and 1/4 inch long)
    I filled in some voids with epoxy, some I left open since I didn't think it would effect the integrity of the piece.(only holding a lamp)
    I would have loved to make the entire piece out of walnut, but I don't have any real walnut scraps or leftovers.
    I had some small pieces, under 12 inches, so I glued them all up for aprons.
    Then I had some strips, glued them all up into a cutting board.
    When I finished recutting the cutting board top, I realized I didn't have enough because I didn't take into account the kerf of the blade for recutting, so I had to add a small piece of sapele onto each side so I could make close to an 18 inch circle for the top. I was short all around, so it ended up 17 and 1/2 approx.

    still need to put a few more coats of oil than then poly the top, but that's going to take many days of drying.

    you can see the punky wood I used, Ill call it distressed. (the top is not attached yet, just put on for pic)

    Nice project, that and the bandsaw reindeer kept me busy while I fought the head cold.
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    Love the table. That's quite a herd of reindeer you have there. I may have to try my hand at them this year. What size of blade did you use in the bandsaw?
    Darren

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    1/4 inch, there were6 more, they were taken.(I had all that junk ribboned sapele, it cut real nice, so Ill be making a lot of bandsaw reindeer out of it next year)
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    So do you tape the side cut-offs back on? I was thinking I would just tack them with the air nailer through the part that gets cut off.
    Darren

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    Cool little table, Allen. I also like the reindeer as well.
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    Very nice table Allen.

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    Nice job Allen.
    Can't beat when some scraps turn into a table....

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    nice table allen,, great use of some left overs
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    Cool idea Allen! That really came out nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    Then I had to get yelled at by my wife and cousin for going into the damp cold garage while I was sick, but my wifes cousin was enough for me to risk going out and getting sicker, I needed a break from her. I needed it everyday. Im thinking of having her visit Brent, figuring hed get that table together during her visit.
    Send her my way, I have a project I need to get done.
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