Side Table Part 1 | Mission/Shaker Hand Tool Woodworking Project



This isn't tool storage Hey y'all I'm James right and welcome to my shop I'm about to start working on a side-table this will be made out of white oak now that I've finished the shop I want to do some more furniture things And I thought this would be a great project to kind of do a lot of different joinery and show off different joints and different methodologies this particular build will be a little bit different in video style rather than doing a fairly quick overview and Doing this whole project in like three or four videos I'm probably going to stretch this out to around 10 videos and do really in-depth with a lot more actual talking about what I'm working on and How the joints work and how to cut the joints how to layout the joints and a lot more detail for things like that um I am also working on a set of plans for this right now.

It's about 30 pages or so That I will be finalizing and when I put up the final video on this I will have the plan set available for that as well So that will be as detailed as I can get it so I want to talk today about laying out the boards What are the pieces of lumber that I have picked? How do I actually pull the lumber out of a solid piece because if you go to the store? You'll get a board But you don't need a board and working you need a whole bunch of little pieces pulled out of it How do you figure out where to pull those pieces out of the board and how do you do the layout and cut out rough? On it so hopefully by the end of this video We're gonna have a pile of rough cut pieces that will be soon turned into a side table So a couple things particularly about this project one of the things I wanted to challenge myself with Was to make the entire side table without using glue And I it's not that difficult to do especially if you make the joinery all interlocking and fit together Draw more Tenon's make a fantastic job with that and so that was my original goal And I thought I could do that because I have a piece of white oak with a very very wide board And I thought it was 18 inches wide because this top is 18 by 18 and so that would have been perfect But I that board was actually 17 inches wide Oops, so I'm actually going to be laminating the top up out of two boards To make 18 inch why hop on it, which oh? Well, that's going to be a one glue joint in this the rest of it is going to be completely without glue so dovetails Draw bore Tenon's all of the the Tenon's are going to be through tendons that our draw board These stretchers are actually going to have passing Tenon's So they're going to be full-length inside the leg and then where they cross rather than butting into each other they're actually going to pass each other and stick out either side so one goes high and one goes low a Little bit about the lumber I got this particular piece here is about 8 foot long And this was the on the threw this off at the sawmill And a friend of mine who Mills his own lumber, and he threw this away because well It's the the top piece he cut off the very top of the board here And then saw this and figured he'd cut down another inch or so and so he decided to throw this way But I went into the throw off pile And I looked at this and it's got curl here and curl here some really cool interesting knots And this is what I like to pull drawer fronts out of you get this interesting piece here We're just kind of wild grain and so that is what I got this from this is a free piece these two boards here I got from the same Sawyer.

I actually got I think it was six, or seven boards like this I'm fairly wide white oak And they're pre planed down to three-quarter inch so they're actually just slightly over 3/4 inch thick Planed down and so that way I'll be able to smooth them out afterwards and I got all of these for doing some work with him Helping him out, and he gave me some free lumber and so that is one of the places I commonly get lumber is good to know your your local Sawyer's for the legs.

I bought these a long time ago Back when I was making my coffee table And they're interesting to have they're actually slightly over inch and a half wide by about three foot long And I got them thinking they would make great legs But I never had a project that would work for it and here you there we go One of them is red oak, and the other three are white oak Very quickly this one is the red oak and these three on the white oak But I think they'll work fine for this project the last piece is the drawer bottom this piece is Slightly less than half inch thick I salvaged this from an old piece of furniture and after taking the finish off It's slightly thinner than a half inch thick so I'm going to be cutting At the bottom of the drawer out of this and then this will become The bottom it will fit into grooves into the dovetail sides of the drawer so That is all of the lumber for this project and I can actually show you how I can pull all the pieces out of this Now for a lot of my work I would actually like this not to fill this with epoxy it would look great, but on this particular piece I'm wanting to use a lot more straight green so I want to cut out these knots so the first thing I want to do is come in and say yeah the knots about here I want to cut out there now if I were really trying to make beautiful pieces I'd probably come out here away from these cathedrals You can see how these cathedrals here are very round and out here.

They start to get elongated where they get elongated That's where I want to cut it But I want to actually scrimp and see if I can get all the material out of this one piece So I'm gonna move the line back here to where there's a coloration difference between the knot and the regular wood and I'm just going to draw a line and come off of that now a lot of the stretchers are going to be I think 1 foot 4 inches and So I can come out with a tape measure and I can measure out 1 foot 4 and a half inches I want to add an extra half inch onto this rough length right now in the future once I get the pieces cut I can Then bring them down to their exact size, and then I'm going to draw another line out here And then I'm going to start breaking it down, so there's a stretcher that needs to be 3/4 inch So I'm going to make a rough line Somewhere around an inch inch and a quarter maybe an inch and a half, and then another one up a little bit farther And I'm making these rough And I'm making them bigger than they need to be and then I can label out what they need to be So then I can mark off.

I've done that one I've done that one and the next one is a three and a half inch board so I can come up Three and a half inches actually might come up four inches from there put a mark rib up there and then Just go draw a rough line across here Nothing special because in the future when I actually cut that I'm going to come in with a marking gauge and put an exact line Of where I need that to be so these then will be the drawer sides And I can write that on there so I know in the future And so I can repeat that all down this board until I get all of the items label out here And what this allows me to do is most of the pieces in this are like 1 foot one inch to one foot 4 inches, and so I'm laying them together So these ones are 1 foot 4 inches those two are together These 4 pieces are all 1 foot 2 and a half or so Actually these ones are a little shorter than that so I can cut them out of this block And then I have this smaller block that I can then use to cut all these small pieces out of Now because everything else is straight grained I want the drawer front to be wild and I know a lot of people don't like that wild look But I really do and in this particular one the drawer front is 1 foot 1 inch long by 3 and a half inches So I'm going to be kind of playing around with this and find the area that's about 1 foot 1 inch about 13 inches long and I'm kind of liking having a little bit this curl in here this curl Dips down into this Wain too much, and this stuff is fairly punky and not a very good material and also on the other side this This carves into about here So it's not full depth at this point so what I can do is a find out where the full depth is Something like that and then I'll come in with a straightedge and I'll come back from that straight edge, and I'll say That's about where it's at.

So this would then become the bottom of the drawer And now I have to ask myself do I want to fill these knots do I like those knots are those wild Or do I want to move down here and get an area that doesn't have any knots? But it has a little bit less curl Or I can flip the board over and use this as the front and have this spalting and wild color But I don't think that this spalting will match as much with the regular board as this side will with having this in here So I think I'm actually going to choose this area here as that is what I want, so I'm gonna give myself a straight edge And Mark something about 13 inches long actually a little longer than that so let's go from here Well, that's gonna be really close there, so they can come off of that line Like this Like that And then how far in is that it's three and a half inches They need to come so I'm actually gonna come in four inches.

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Just to give myself a little bit of leeway and four inches And I'll be able to cut that off and trim it down to the exact size that I want then I can put this on here and Draw it down so this piece here will become my drawer front And so you can kind of see how I'm breaking things down Whether I want that color whether I want the knots in there. I don't want the one odds I'm always looking for a way of how can I fit it into the slot and move it around now a lot of people may Think this is kind of wasteful, but this area here is really not very good for usage same thing on this side here But I still have the rest of this board that if I want to work with another drawer front in the future over here I have the material to do that so basically what I can do is cut it rough here Cut it rough here And then I have this that I can then pull out of that smaller rough board so now I have these all marked out where I want to cut them and how I want the pieces to come out of it I want to do the rough cutting Basically staying away from the line and just doing a really quick rough Cut to length and for that I like to use a buck saw these were fairly common on Lumber yards or any place where you work with logs? Cross-cutting they worked fantastic for that and I like to tighten them up you store them loose so they're not under pressure Tighten them up and then go to town, and I find these at a lot of antique stores This one I need to sharpen Flower rough Quick cut and that's why I like these ones this one.

I do need to sharpen though the teeth are Yeah, they're getting a bit stuck stiff so you have it a buck saw is a great tool for just quickly cutting things the length And not having to worry about exact measurements or anything particular like that and you set these in the vise pick a spot Pack it down And I'll have a rough board ready to finer detail a little later Now if I want to be more precise in my cut, or if I'm working with a longer board And I don't want to put that device I'll bring it over here to the saw bench Then I'll put one end over there on a chair, then I'll put the other end over here And I'll start with a saw.

This is a little slower, but it is a little bit more accurate and Sometimes a little bit easier because the body mechanics are a little bit straighter and simpler So I'll just do that here Or in this case with this song split running all the way down the middle I can actually come in between here and Cut this way that way this side is still supported mostly And then for this thinner stock It's because it's thinner it has more of a tendency to warp and Bend They don't want to use an aggressive song and I want to actually Take my time of this so I have a much finer cross cut panel slot here And so I'm gonna do much the exact same thing only I'm going to go a little bit slower Which isn't much of an issue because it's thinner and easier to cut But this saw is actually a little sharper, so it might actually be faster.

We'll find out There you have it this might not look like a side table yet, but all the pieces are here And we're ready to get going now this video is probably going to end up being a little longer than normal and most of the videos and this will be a Little longer because I want to go into detail I have detail isn't your thing Then later on I will be putting out a video of how to build this in one quick video Which will skip a lot of details, but I'm also getting the old the plans done, so as I'm going through this I'm working on the plans if the last video has been out on this you will find links for the plans But they're not out quite yet I'll get those out when I actually finished this that way and make sure there's anything that if I'm changing along the way I can Change it in the plans So this is going to be a lot of fun you may be asking why I didn't rip all of these down to the correct Width and that is because that will actually be one of the first steps in each process I like to leave them like this Because if there's any tension and the board these will change a little bit over the next couple days And I don't like to cut them down and tell them ready to do joinery So what I'll end up doing is trimming off one side jointing one side and then using that as a as a marker for Actually marking how wide this needs to be where is it to do it now? I might be off in the future so everything is left rough And we're going to start on the process so hopefully in the next video.

We'll start working on the legs I'm going to taper them all down and get them to the right shape We won't do the joinery in the top of these until we get to the stretchers The stretchers will be the video after the legs so I'm gonna be doing a whole bunch of little detailed videos where I really go into depth of each of the joinery how to Do the layout what my thought process is and hopefully get a lot more information into this series of videos? So I hope you'll like this I do want to say. Thank you to the patrons on patreon Thank you for your patience and getting everything set up in the shop And I hope you guys are liking a little more detailed more information videos, and yeah, if you do like it Please let me know in the comments below.

Let me know if there's any particular step you'd like me to show more information on I Would love to hear that also if you'd like to subscribe and see some behind the scenes footage If you would like to help out with patreon or find out more about that you can do so right down there That's about it for today and until next time have a wonderful day.

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