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    birch/walnut coffee table

    small birch top, 22x36 (as requested)
    top has been run through drum sander, routed edge, sanded orbital to 80grit.
    Have not started legs or aprons(all walnut)

    I will be shutting down the shop now until the day after xmas, as Im getting my infusion in 20 minutes, tomorrow morning early(cannot work after she shoots me up with antihistamines, that's a no-no), and finally moving my daughter in Saturday.
    Sunday we are outta NY for a few days.
    heres the birch top

    getting the drum sander out and back in the shed is becoming a real time consuming chore. Takes me twice as much time to empty shed to get it out, then set it up, then it does to run a top through it, then empty the shed again and get it back in.
    wish I had more square footage.
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    Looks like that will be another great addition to your portfolio Allen...hope your infusions go well!
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    Birch always contrasts nicely with walnut. This should look good when its finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Looks like that will be another great addition to your portfolio Allen...hope your infusions go well!
    I'll just echo both of these sentiments.
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    That's a beautiful piece of work, Allen!

    My daughter is moving Saturday, too. Is there something going on we don't know about?

    I feel your pain with your shed. I have to get everything out to get anything done, and it's winter, so that stuff is staying in the shed. Yesterday I went to HD for sandpaper, as my sandpaper is at the back of the shed, and I wasn't going to climb over everything to get to it.
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    Nice looking Allen! Wish walnut wasn't so expensive here.... That was my first choice for the clocks that I made...
    Aloha,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royall Clark View Post
    Nice looking Allen! Wish walnut wasn't so expensive here.... That was my first choice for the clocks that I made...
    That's okay,Royall, Koa is pretty expensive here, too.
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    Koa.... heck, I can't afford it here!! LOL
    Aloha,

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    So that means I can't come to Hawaii with a bunch of California claro walnut to swap for koa?

    Darn.
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    Im not sure what happened, Im angry with myself.
    Im not rushing, not under any time restraints, the glue up of the aprons and legs came out perfect, but then I noticed, and only then I noticed after I unclamped it, I mortised the wrong sides of 2 of the tapered legs, and that was a complete disaster.
    thought about how to fix it, realized I cant take it apart, and there wasn't enough wood to even attempt a hand taper, so this morning, I cut it all apart, saved some of the apron for the new aprons, and will save whatever for something spinny in the future.

    I made 40 tapered legs for pieces, I never made this error.
    Guess Im getting dumber as I age.

    new legs are tapered and mortised correctly this morning, going out shortly to make tenons on the aprons.

    heres the old base, I put the top on to show my niece I was almost home, but then, eh......huge mistake. Wood grows on trees, but walnut in 8/4 is expensive.

    this is the easiest simple table Ive made, don't know where I had the brain fart to mess it up.
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