Thank you. The crack is all the way at the top of one of the legs. It is
barely visible after the fix. I just hope that it never opens up again.
Yes! I cut the cherry 12/4 leg blanks to rough dimension at the bandsaw.
Then I jointed an two edges square at the jointer and passed it through the
planer. I used the TS again to cut the tapers. I was VERY tempted to use
the BS to cut the tapers, but I chickened out. I cut them at the TS and had
to remove the saw and burn marks at the jointer.
I wouldn't say it is traditional mission. I would say it is border-line
mission style. Sure, there are no corbels on the legs or through tenons, I
guess this is what people look for as the bench-mark of mission style. But
it is simplistic in design with square two-sided tapered legs which touches
into the Shaker/Mission style a little. Right?
My daughter just looked at the table. Have you a price to make one for
I like the tape at the joings when you glued them. Nice idea. I will
try it next time.
Also some new clamps ar on the list to get. I am thinging about 10 each
Send me a picture with some room to play with on the border and I will
make you a nice print. A big digital file.
Maple is nice too..so many nice grains/ figures... but... when it comes
down to it, cherry is it for me. Always has been.
I guess it is safe to assume, now, that you understand you will be shot
if you ever stain cherry, right?
Sweet! The finish really brings out the figure of the cherry. I like the
clean lines, too.
BTW, the little "raisins" are pitch pockets.
Also btw, since you say this is your first cherry project, don't forget that
cherry darkens in sunlight way faster than you think it will. Since the
table is symetrical, I'd recommend turning it every few days for the first
few weeks till it darkens up a bit, and not leaving anything on it, i.e.
placemats or a centerpiece, till it's had a few months to darken up.
Super nice table! Congrats on a great project!
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