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Turquoise Inlay on the Harvest Table Top
I have been battling what I wanted to do with some of the knots in the tabletop over the past few weeks. Some have cracks and other have voids that look unsightly. Filling them with epoxy was one option, but I wanted something unique and eye catching...
My Harvest Table Top is Almost Complete
Habajeeba came and went on Friday. It was a great show, but after the show I was looking forward to the weekend the most to get to work on my table. The table is nearing the completion of the build and I can feel it coming together more than ever before...
Harvest Table Build: Breadboard Ends
Sunday was a busy day in the garage. Nice weather and motivation to do some work fueled the completion of one end of the table's bread boards. This is a whole new realm of woodworking for me. Routing the four table top boards to allow for expansion across the grain for seasonal changes...
3 Things I Taught Myself to do in 2016
A lot of things happened this year. From concerts, lighting chasing, DIY'ing to buying a house. One thing that we all need to know and accept is that you never stop learning. Some things you learn because you want to and others because you have to...
Another Woodworking Project in the Making
The other night I started on another project. I am not going to say what it is just yet, I need to finish it and present it before I can reveal what it is for. I will say that this is a very special project. The wood I have chosen to use is Purpleheart and Hard Maple...
Harvest Table Build Nearing the Finish Line
Over the weekend I put in some overtime in the garage. I didn't punch a time card, but I believe that I was in there on Friday for 5 hours, Saturday for 4 hours and on Sunday for well over 8.  Building a table out of rough sawn lumber is quite the task, let me tell ya...
Help Me Design the Brace for My Dining Room Table
I have a hard decision to make and I need your help to figure out which way I should go. I am very close to nearing the final stages of the legs on my harvest table build, but I cannot make a decision on which design to use. So your help would be greatly appreciated...
QUACK QUACK DIY Duck Call
Fall means hunting season is here and my buddy Anthony is big into hunting waterfowl... I am big in to woodoworking... So we decided to go halfsies on a wood lathe. We found an old lathe with some carving tools for $80 on Craigslist a few weeks ago and split the cost of the tool...
This Weekend My Table Saw Saved Me a Trip to the ER
It has been a while since I have gotten to really work on the dining room table that I have been building. With some free time this past Saturday morning, I decided that it was time to hopefully finish up the base and prepare to move on to the top...
Old Tools Find a New Home in the Woodshop
Over the weekend I was lucky enough to find an estate sale with some tools... Not just any tools either! Most of the tools that I happened to purchase will get great use and they also hold a lot of history as most of them were made before World War II...
Harvest Table Legs Are Now Fully Assembled
This past weekend was spent exclusively in the garage where I easily spent 12 or more hours a day working on getting the dining room table legs to their final assembly.
Above is the first of the pair of the legs. The vertical legs have been mortise and tenoned for the joint to maintain a strong bond …

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