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Pecan Farm Table
« on: December 30, 2012, 03:41:36 PM »
We started a new project this morning with my daughter's boyfriend Dan and My SIL Kevin.
It was a coincidence when my daughter had emailed me a link of a table she asked if we could build.
The picture was one of a farm table.  It was only days after Scott Smith finished his. I knew WDH had done some thing similar so I had asked him what he had available in wood for this project and he gave me quite a few options.  So off to Georgia to see WDH and Custom Sawyer a few weeks later. :)
I decided to go with Pecan for the table and also brought home some Red Oak for some other projects.
Here are some pictures of the start at Danny's work yard.
 

 

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I made a temporary fence to rip the boards to length.  They came out square so I'm happy about that.
A jointer is in my future.  I've been eyeing some on Craigslist.
They want a bread board on each end so that is the next thing on the list.
I'll do what Lud did on his table project.
They also want it to look distressed and rustic, lucky me.
This stuff was a pleasure to work with so far, I don't know what y'all hate about pecan. ;D
 

  

 
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Re: Pecan Farm Table
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 04:11:10 PM »
Playing with  smiley_devil lumber......and out of Georgia to boot.  ;D

Looks good so far Mooseherder. Can't wait t see the finished table.
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Re: Pecan Farm Table
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 05:36:55 PM »
Did someone mention pie??  :D

Good size table. looking forward to the top being finished. Any chance of a silverware draw under it? Or than it would not be a Farm Table.
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Re: Pecan Farm Table
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 07:56:49 PM »
Nice looking stock!  I don't know how much rearraging and flip flopping  you've done to get the optimum arrangement  you've done, let alone the issues of cup up vs. cup down, but I 'd suggest you want to keep looking.  Seems darkness is a little heavier  to the left and the middle isn't defined.  Suggesting, as a starting point, flipping middle two boards to get a dark center with dark edges for the tabletop.

Danny recently used biscuits for alignment as I did on the 2nd big table I recently did and I'm suggesting it can be useful to help get a cleaner initial assembly. 

Squeeze the planks pretty well as you finalize the  breadboards. The mortise can tapered ever so slightly to perpetuate the squeeze after you've tapped it all the way in.  And don't wait to pin it.  I like visable pins from the top tho they could be from the bottom  to hide them if you prefer.  I lock the pins in with Titebond III . 8)
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Re: Pecan Farm Table
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 08:16:15 PM »
No silverware drawer on this one thecfarm. ;)
Thanks for the tips Lud. :)
The boards are all a half inch too wide right now.  Waiting for jointer and the final planing.  I have to make my work table bigger, then get some clamps and tightbond.
The layout was more of what the wood was giving me at the moment.
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Re: Pecan Farm Table
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2012, 09:55:20 PM »
Who's the fat boy in the first pic?   :D :D :D

That Pecan looks great. It's always great for a less formal wood and a distressed look will go perfect with it.
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Re: Pecan Farm Table
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2012, 10:00:22 PM »
I may be fat, but at least I am short  :) :) :)      ;D

That quartersawn pecan cleaned up really nice!  You are off to a very good start.  Your daughter will be very pleased I bet. 
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Re: Pecan Farm Table
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2012, 10:14:02 PM »
I may be fat, but at least I am short  :) :) :)      ;D



I ain't throwing no gas on this fire.  ;D

The humidity is to low.  :D
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2012, 11:33:52 PM »
I may be fat, but at least I am short  :) :) :)      ;D



I ain't throwing no gas on this fire.  ;D

The humidity is to low.  :D

I can call Danny a "fat boy" cause I are one, too...and I'm not even short.   :)
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Re: Pecan Farm Table
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2012, 08:55:55 AM »
Nice looking stock! Give us a picture when you have finish on it.Tim

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Re: Pecan Farm Table
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2012, 09:15:16 AM »
Who's the fat boy in the first pic?   :D :D :D

That Pecan looks great. It's always great for a less formal wood and a distressed look will go perfect with it.

That's Danny's retirement look :D
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2012, 03:58:15 PM »
nice table saw... and thats not sarcasm... mine has a wing nut instead of a handle on the rip fence. ::)

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Re: Pecan Farm Table
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2013, 08:24:11 PM »
Thanks Ely.  It's been a good saw but is due for a blade change.

I have a bag full of pecan shavings from the planer and will see how they work for smoking.
The smell in the garage is incredible.  What a sweet smelling wood. ;)

 

 
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Re: Pecan Farm Table
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2013, 09:08:02 PM »
I bet those shavings will work great in a pan.  I expect some pics of some delicious smoked food  :D.
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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2013, 09:29:04 PM »
Yes, I need to start doing some more cooking, and eating. ;D
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Re: Pecan Farm Table
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2013, 09:35:26 PM »
Great start on a beautiful table.   8)
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Re: Pecan Farm Table
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2013, 09:37:37 PM »
That pecan has more color and figure than you suspect looking at the rough-sawn boards.
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Re: Pecan Farm Table
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2013, 09:43:23 PM »
I don't know if it was that pretty when you were sawing it but you were right about it.
The kids love it.  I'm gonna hate distressing it and will refuse to do it.
I'll have to look the other way. :-\
Maybe they'll have a change of heart.
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« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2013, 09:57:04 PM »
Mooseherdrer,
Danny forgot to charge you for the smoker shavings. I'm sure he will appreciate you dropping a check in the mail to him. ;D
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« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2013, 10:02:54 PM »
He can come down for some BBQ. :)
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