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NOTE: The "Small Project
Shaker Table" workshop dates have changed and now it is a 3 part
workshop instead of just 2 parts.
In this three part series each participant will construct his or
her own shaker table.
In the first session we will establish the design then layout
and select the stock for the table. Participants may bring
their own stock, or select material from Alan's wood storage.
There will be a modest charge of about $5/board foot for
material used. We will need four 1 ½" square rift sawn blanks
about 30" long for the legs, four flat or quarter sawn 7/8"
material about 20" long for the aprons, and enough 7/8" flat sawn
material to complete an 18x18" top. Rough milling of the
stock will be demonstrated but the majority of milling will be done
after the session. For that reason, participants are strongly
encouraged to utilize standard leg with dimensions and standard
apron thickness dimensions. The milling will then commence
smoothly. Although there are a number of methods available to
create a mortise, we will concentrate on using a mortising machine.
Anyone wishing to do mortising by hand with a mortising
chisel is encouraged to do so.
In the second section, participants will mortise their legs and
fit tenons (previously milled into the aprons). We will
demonstrate final finishing of all show surfaces with hand planes,
or alternately participants can sand all of their parts. We
will wrap up the fitting of the aprons, top, and legs then glue up
the bases. Important finishing details like tapering the top
or creating a bead on the aprons will add elegance to the
In the third session we will fix any problems, catch everyone up
on completing their table and finally finish the table with
Date and Time:
Part 1: January 28, 2017, 9:00AM to
Part 2: February 11 2017, 9:00AM to
Part 3: February 25 2017, 8:00AM to
248 Haywood Gln, Victor NY
Members: $30; Non-members: $65 (cost includes membership