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Please let me know what you think. Two walnut bedside tables with tiger maple drawer fronts.
http://www.garagewoodworks.com/Bedside_Project.htm
Thanks for looking.
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Great looking tables!
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Thank you!
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The contrasting wood types really look great. Nice job!!!

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Thanks you.
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Ya did it right.
The maple fronts, the contrasting woods and handles amd the curved peice on the bottom all make it an eye catcher.
And you make two of them too! So it is doubly good. (Is doubly a word?)
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Thank you!

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Garage_Woodworks wrote:

Commented in abpww, but just had an additional question. How much extra work was doing two tables compared to doing a single table? Were there any issues making sure you kept matching wood with the right piece?
My next piece is going to be two living-room end tables, so I'm gathering information.
TIA
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I use to think that it wasn't any more work/time because you already set up the tool for the cut or the jig etc. that it wouldn't be any more work/time. I have found that this is half true. It still takes me twice as long to make two. <gasp>

I chalked the back side of every piece with an A or B to keep track. I also stored them separated from each other so I wouldn't accidentally use the wrong piece.
One of the biggest problems I had with these tables was the legs. The 12/4 stock that I purchased was crap. It was riddled with knots. I was able to plane out most of the bad sides, but the ones that I couldn't are turned inward.
I watched a video on FWW a while back and the instructor was talking about grain direction and face placement. I am constantly just trying to keep the crap sides inward that I never get to think about which face of the leg has the best grain. I guess we shop at different lumber yards.

Yeah, I think I recall your CAD design. I look forward to seeing these.

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Very nice. I like flush drawers and the tiger maple is stunning. Good find. You said you did the bottom curve on the router table with a template. Just curious: how thick is that rail? I'd rather drum sand a curve than rout it for fear of catching some grain and gouging it. It looks like you finished the backs with a solid walnut panel, did you?
BTW: I got TS aligner Jr. at your recommendation. Thanks. It works as advertised.
Jeff
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wrote:> Very nice. I like flush drawers and the tiger maple is stunning. Good

0.85" (caliper)

The sides and back are all 1/4" walnut ply. I have yet to make my own panels yet (it's just too easy to buy the ply). Maybe on my next project.

I use mine all the time. Mostly at the jointer to check for square. For this project I made my dovetailed guides at the TS. I needed to joint an edge of a few of them so I was able to was able to easily transfer the angle of the TS blade to the jointer. No monkey business and I knew I had a perfect match for the TS.

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Ooooo... those are nice!!
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Thanks!
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Very, very nice. I like the fact that the simple design really enhances the complex grain patterns on the drawer fronts.
Great job!
Robert
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Nice Job! Great looking tables. I love the handles and rail curve combo. The contrasting wood is great too. BTW, I'm going to look at the TS aligner Jr based on what I have heard here.
Joe.....
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Thank you. You will never regret owning the TS aligner Jr. Check out my review: http://www.garagewoodworks.com/TS_aligner.htm
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Dittos to the wood choices as stated above and the whole overall look. I also like the simple handle design. The part I would do differently and you still can is to do add some edge work on the top. Many choices here but I would chamfer the bottom edge to give a thinner top look. I would also add a very small roundover to top edge.
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The top has a 1/4" round over all the way around. Thanks for the chamfer suggestion, but I'm not sure it would work on this piece. Thanks!
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Very nice, good choice of woods. Are the drawers flush with the front?
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