Getting Ready to Start on a Dining Table

I will soon be starting on a farmhouse table with breadboard ends for a family at church. We traveled up to Culpeper to procure all the white oak I will need (lot of 8/4 for the top). Had to cut to rough length out in the driveway before bringing it into the shop...

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The New Shaker End Table -- Completed!

Drawer being glued and clamped in a nice, warm environment... :)

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Notching the lower drawer guides with a legacy bandsaw I recently got from my brother-in-law, previously owned by my Dad...
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Gluing in the side guide strips...
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Gluing up the top...
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Got the bevel on the underside done, scraped all the burn marks clean...

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Gluing in the upper drawer glides after drilling through elongated holes for screws to mount the top, allowing for wood movement...
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Drawer fits nicely...

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Putting some finish on the inside parts and the drawer (customer will be finishing all the outside)...
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Done!

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Holly Jolly Christmas Market

Last Saturday, Hannah and I set up at the Holly Jolly Christmas Market show in downtown Staunton. Because of the colder weather the show was moved indoors (for which we were grateful :) ).  Thanks to all the friendly folks who came out to see us!

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Started a New Customer Project

We are building another Shaker End Table out of cherry (unfinished) for some dear friends in Gloucester, VA. Got started today on the legs. Here are some progress pictures showing the joinery mortises and tapers cut...

Starting with raw lumber cut to rough size...

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Cut the long and short mortises on the router table and the tapers on the table saw with a tapering jig ...
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Can you see that taper?
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All arranged, upside down...
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Next up: the aprons and rails


Dayton Days

It was a beautiful fall day for the 40th annual Dayton Days show. Pleasant View Soaps (daughter Hannah), Granny's Baskets (Deb's mom Mildred), and Pleasant View Woodworks were all there as a family affair. Thanks to all who stopped by to see us!

 

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Setting up at 0:dark-hundred...

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Shaker Style End Tables

We are getting started on building a pair of Shaker style end tables, made mostly of cherry. Here is a shot of one set of legs, all tapered and joinery mortises cut. Next step: cut all the aprons, rails, and guide rails.

Hope to get these finished in time for Dayton Days in a couple of weeks - we'll see...

 

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Another Big Batch of Cutting Boards Completed

We completed several of each style (multi-domestic strips with exotic edges, and mostly maple with off-center exotic). Used padauk on some and purpleheart on others. 18 new boards in all.

Ready for Dayton Days on October 5!

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