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    Hey guys, this is my first post on here. I really like the forums, i have been browsing threads for a while now and have gotten some useful advice from them!

    Anyway, i'm Daniel and I'm currently in year 12 constructing my woodwork major project.

    It has been alot of fun so far and i have really enjoyed it. I am making a chessboard coffee table. I just thought i would show you guys some photos of my project so you can check it out and tell me what you think. ANY advice will be greatly appreciated.

    The table is made out of Tasmanian Oak. I have put a few bit of time into this project so far. I have stayed after school for many hours and have only missed 1 lesson due to being sick. So far i have made 4 legs, a frame, and i am working on the draw as we speak. I still have a few months to finish my project so i am in no rush what so ever. I have also done around 60 pages of my folio (i knocked a good part of it out during my free time in the holidays). I am trying to make this project as nice as possible as it's a present to my mum to say thank you for putting up with me and getting me through school.

    Here are the 4 legs i craved on the lathe. It took me around 2 hours to do each one, and add another hour for sanding, so i was pretty proud of myself with the finished result

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    I tried my best getting the frame as good as possible, i am really happy as there is no wobble and it is straight!

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    Here the frame is together!

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    Here i am making the guide for the draw

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    And i took this photo today, the draw should be done by the end of next week and i can start on my top

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    I am going to make the chessboard myself, and if i have time the chess pieces. I tried craving 1 on the lathe but i found it is going to be pretty hard to make a full set of them!

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    Anyways sorry for the long post, tell me what yous think!

    Thanks

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    Well done Daniel, looking good.

    How did you join the rails to the beautifully turned legs?

    Also, how did you join the drawer guide timber to the rails?
    regards,

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    I'd like to say it's looking good and well done.

    We get quite a few questions about school woodwork projects, but I think this is the first time I've seen pictures of the work in progress. So I hope you'll keep posting and show us the final piece as well.

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    Nice work ....but photo no 3 tells a story...what happened...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JillB View Post
    Well done Daniel, looking good.

    How did you join the rails to the beautifully turned legs?

    Also, how did you join the drawer guide timber to the rails?
    Thanks

    I used mortise and tenon to attach the table legs to the rail and the the draw guide has 3 pieces of timber glued and nailed on the rails so the guide stays in place, not sure what they call this.

    This photo only shows 1 piece of timber, i put another 2 on the ends of this sticking up

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr4g0nfly View Post
    I'd like to say it's looking good and well done.

    We get quite a few questions about school woodwork projects, but I think this is the first time I've seen pictures of the work in progress. So I hope you'll keep posting and show us the final piece as well.

    Thanks! i will keep up the pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bleeder View Post
    Nice work ....but photo no 3 tells a story...what happened...
    Thanks what's up with photo 3 mate?

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    95% complete draw, starting the top next week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielzke View Post

    Thanks what's up with photo 3 mate?
    Sorry I should have replied sooner. Been rather busy work wise.

    The leg on the front left is orientated differently to the other three. Look at the laminations. It's going to give it a nice talking point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielzke View Post
    ... I am trying to make this project as nice as possible as it's a present to my mum to say thank you for putting up with me and getting me through school. ...
    Looks good so far... I like the sentiment in your quoted bit above. Remember, be nice to your Mum

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bleeder View Post
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    The leg on the front left is orientated differently to the other three. Look at the laminations. It's going to give it a nice talking point.
    I bet it hadn't even been noticed until you said that . My sister has a coffee table and the alignment of a drawer is at 90 degrees to the rail it's in. Until I pointed it out she hadn't noticed and now it annoys her so much she has turned the table around so she can't see the drawer
    It's only a mistake if you don't learn from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bleeder View Post
    Sorry I should have replied sooner. Been rather busy work wise.

    The leg on the front left is orientated differently to the other three. Look at the laminations. It's going to give it a nice talking point.
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    Bleeder is right one leg orientation is off If done on purpose a good talking point. If not an easy fix if you can seperate without to much damage.

    Looking forward to the completed task

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelinround View Post
    Bleeder is right one leg orientation is off If done on purpose a good talking point. If not an easy fix if you can seperate without to much damage.
    I'd leave the leg as it is and incorporate a matching or complimentary "miss-match" into the drawer front and/or table top

    I'd then call the piece something like "missed match"

    Also, don't forget there's a correct and incorrect orientation for the chess board top.
    regards from Canada

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    Damn i didn't even realise that ! didn't mean to do it like that, the legs are perfectly square but still

    Got the top going on this week

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    Top is finished, just got to router out room for a chessboard, make that up, pop it in and attach the top of the table, send it off to be sprayed (stain + laquar) put the handle on the draw and make up some chess pieces with a 3D printer and i'm done

    I'm very happy with it

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    Looks good.

    What became of the leg I hope you left it as a conversational piece?

    3d printed Chess pieces wow you have a 3d printer?

    Saw some real unusual chess pieces in a gift store they were excellent.

    keep the WiP coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelinround View Post
    Looks good.

    What became of the leg I hope you left it as a conversational piece?

    3d printed Chess pieces wow you have a 3d printer?

    Saw some real unusual chess pieces in a gift store they were excellent.

    keep the WiP coming.
    Yeah i just left the leg

    We have a 3D printer at our school infact here are some chess pieces i designed myself, just the pawn, will probably print it next week as a test

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