Just Finished My First Shopsmith Project

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Just Finished My First Shopsmith Project

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I made a maple end table. I only used my recently acquired 1980's Shopsmith equipment for my stationary power tools . . . my Mk V table saw, disc sander, drum sander, drill press, jointer and bandsaw. I was thinking about using the lathe to make my own knobs, but I didn't have the right stock on hand and ordering wood knobs seemed a lot easier.

I hadn't done any furniture building for better than 20 years. I think it turned out okay.
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Looks great! Looks like the top came out very well.
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That is a Great job for your first project with the new ShopSmith. Can't wait to see the next one.
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Looks great to me!
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Very nice!
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Looks Good to me!

Looking forward to more.

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Looks great!
Tip: a coat of shellac and a very very light sanding will prevent maple from botching when staining.
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I think you have received a unanimous vote!
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Thanks for the kind replies! I think it turned out okay. The top is a little different than I planned for. I planned to just round the top and bottom edges a little but the router bit slipped in the collet and cut pretty deep. I have 40 year old router with a somewhat rusty collet nut. Once I cleaned up the collet, I just went ahead with the deeper cut. It looks alright that way but I may eventually make a new top for it. The stain looks kind of blotchy in the photo but better in person.

For anyone interested, it wasn't made with traditional joinery. The case isn't really frame-and-panel construction. (The door is.) It's actually a grooved, glued and screwed 1/2" Baltic birch plywood box with 1/4" thick strips of maple glued to the outside to simulate frame and panel and hide the screws. I resawed some maple boards on the bandsaw and used the drum sander as a thickness sander to make the strips. I think it looks pretty convincing and the whole unit is quite strong.
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BigAl,

It came out great and if you hadn't told us, it would be hard to tell the construction without looking inside. Well done.
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