Saturday, May 10, 2014

Side Table from Hell

What a build. I can't tell you how many times and how close this side table came to being firewood. It may still make the discard pile but all I have left to do is install the drawer pull and attach the top. If a mistake can be made, it was made on this table. Starting from shaping the rails, to cutting button mortices on the wrong side, to screwing up the drawer during glue up. It's all been done.

The only thing that kept me going is all were recoverable and there is some really pretty wood in the build. If I keep my mouth shut when finished I expect no one will know how many screw ups that are hidden except maybe another woodworker. Oh well, the photos to follow will not be close ups :-).

A friend sent some photos of tools in a local estate sale. I need more tools like another hole in the head but....My name is Ken and....

There are some nice Japanese chisels and a good number of wood stock planes. I'm such a sucker for both. Photos if I score.


  1. I've had a few visits from the guy with horns to my shop too. Getting him drunk doesn't pacify him and make things better.

  2. I have a nice pile of fire starters next to my shop!

  3. Sandy,

    Same here but this one made it to the "give to Goodwill" stage and I expect it will end up living the good life at the end of a couch for a bit before Goodwill gets lucky. It's in SWMBO's hands now.