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adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in an oversized backyard shed

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Swivel & fold dining table

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Swivel & fold dining tableA friend gave me a few rough cut boards of red oak, so I need to find something to do with them. I didn't need another table, but decided I would try building this one. The most part the construction is simple, it took a little think to establish the swivel point and where to locate the stops. The most difficult part of the construction was the mortising of the 4 Soss hinges. I cooked up a couple of simple templates that helped, but if I was doing it again I would spend more time making better templates.It turned out that my son needed a new kitchen table just as I finished it, so the table quickly found a home.



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Push blocks for the jointer

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Push blocks for the jointerThese push blocks are easy to make, 3.5×6 and 4×12, with the handles glued on and a cleat glued to the bottom of the long one. Then I glued some carpet pad to the bottom of the small one.



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Pillar and Scroll Clock

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Pillar and Scroll ClockThis is a reproduction Eli Terry – Pillar and Scroll Clock. The case is new and the original wooden movement and dial date back to the early 1820's. The tablet is “Emoglise” painted or reverse painted with a gold leaf boarder. Wood for the case is Sapelle from South America which closely simulates old growth Mahogany.
The last picture shows the wooden movement.



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