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    Shaker Sewing Table

    Hi All,

    First project post here on FW.

    I made a Shaker Sewing Table, using cherry and quatersawn beech.




    The table was made using a plan from Fine Wood Working, and the table resembles one I saw at Pleasant Hill KY.


    The drawer sides are qs beech, half blind dove tailed to the drawer faces. The drawer slides on hanging runners.

    The legs are dove tailed into the spindle base.

    A couple more coats of Danish oil and then wax and it will be done.


    All comments are welcomed.
    Take care,
    Jim

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    Aw, man! Sorry about that Jim. Better luck next time. Just let me drop by and take that off your hands so you don't have to look at it...

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    So seriously, then, what about that double-sided drawer. Do you have any magnets or catches to help hold them in the right place?

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    Great looking sewing table Jim.

    It looks like you did Hand cut dovetails !!!

    How long did it take to learn to cut them? Or should I ask what saw did you cut them with?
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    very pretty jim!
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    Awesome work Jim!

    Is this design found in Shaker work or is it your own design based on Shaker priniciples? Either way its outstanding.
    Don't believe everything you think!

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    That's very nice, Jim. The dovetails really set the piece off.
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    Hi Jim, very nice work - looks great
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    Cheers! - Jim

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    Jim,

    Simple elegant lines, accented with very well executed hand work.

    Outstanding!

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    Jim

    That is some wonderful work! Thanks for the post.

    We are going to Pleasant Hill in the next day or so....... maybe I'll see the original!


    Jay

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    Hi Jim,
    Wow...........Excellent piece, technical nightmare?
    Results are wonderful, thanks for the pics.
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