Making the Hall Table

I’ve started cutting the wood for the top, everything was thicknessed i.e. the two outer rails and the short pieces that will be the centre panel were also cut to length. Everything was matched up and marked. Now all these pieces will be kept in the house to acclimatise, none of the top will be assembled until I’ve finished the base & drawers.

The foreground in this pic shows the shorter lengths laid out and marked up for matching, in the background are the two outer rails of the table top.
<img src=” I’ve started cutting the wood for the top, everything was thicknessed i.e. the two outer rails and the short pieces that will be the centre panel were also cut to length. Everything was matched up and marked. Now all these pieces will be kept in the house to acclimatise, none of the top will be assembled until I’ve finished the base & drawers.

A closer view of the pieces

Next will be sizing the wood and making up the base.

Starting with the legs all four were thicknessed to 1″ and cut to a fraction over 5″ wide then a final pass on the edge over the planer gave an exact 5″. Then all four were cut to same length of 29″ using a stop on my Dewalt compound mitre saw.
Next was marking out all the mortises

Then the rails had all the tenons cut

Than everything was dry assembled to check out it all fit and finally both ends were glued and clamped up.

With the clamps removed both ends were sanded down to 240 grit

The inside faces showing the mortises for the upper rails and the mortise for the lower stretcher

Next job are the rails.

Here’s a pic of cutting the mortises on the front rail, there is a bit of optical distorsion going on here, the blade looks to high but it’s not as all the other cheeks have been cut ok.

View of the front. All glued up and assembled and with the planers infeed table raised level with the outfeed gives me a perfectly flat base to make sure all four legs are at the same level.

View of the rear

Closer view of the left hand end.

Right hand end view of front rail

With the clamps off you get a better picture of what the final look will be.

The wedges are more decorative than effective, but with the end piece grain running 90 deg to the tenon I had to think about over stressing the end piece and splitting it.

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Was it Mahogany?

It’s just occurred to me that the wood type in my little tool box might not be mahogany.
This is the finished box

and this is what it was made from

I had six of those chairs and a large round table, so no shortage of waste to make it from

Perhaps it is a mahogany type, I don’t know, It’s certainly not teak as most outside garden furniture is advertised as being made of. 😦

New Project

It’s still in the design stages.
A Mahogany or American Black Walnut Hall Table.

Three drawers and through tennons in the table top.

Revised pic

Extra detail

Final Design drawn with metal handles but I think it will have wooden handles when built.

The Absolute final design
With some redesign of the top. Out go the through tenons, in come two outer rails with the grain running the length with the centre panel having the grain running across the table. Not decided as yet but I might add a very small chamfered edge where the two opposing grains meet.

The little toolbox finished

The finished box, well nearly finished, it’s had a coat of cellulose sanding sealer plus two coats of Danish oil every coat except the last coat rubbed back with 0000 wire wool. A couple more coats on the outside should see it finished.

What it looks like inside. A pocket has been added to put the guarantee instruction and the paperwork showing authenticity of limited edition #22 of 300.

The final touch after a couple more coats of danish oil might be to stick this on the inside of the lid, I can’t quite make my mind up about it.

Some weeks ago CNC Paul who frequents UKWorkshop Forums kindly offered free of charge to make me a name plate for my Veritas limited edition stainless steel edge plane.

Well here is the finished box with the name plate attached. 🙂

🙂

A Little Toolbox

A little toolbox to house my limited edition stainless steel Veritas edge plane.

Here is a pic of the plane

Made from American Black Walnut & Mahogany, here is the box

Parts added to fit the shape of the plane

Green flock added to give it a little extra padding


More to come soon.

The finished box, well nearly finished, it’s had a coat of cellulose sanding sealer plus two coats of Danish oil every coat except the last coat rubbed back with 0000 wire wool. A couple more coats on the outside should see it finished.

What it looks like inside. A pocket has been added to put the guarantee instruction and the paperwork showing authenticity of limited edition #22 of 300.

The final touch after a couple more coats of danish oil might be to stick this on the inside of the lid, I can’t quite make my mind up about it.

😀