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Picture This XCVI

This table is described by its vendor as a “walnut and mahogany eight-legged tilt-top table, circa 1780”. I’m not convinced the top is original… I’m not even certain when or if it began its life as a table. Fig. 1. … Continue reading

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Picture This XXX

In 2010, whilst making a George II reading table, I turned a wooden thumb screw to lock the adjustable column at various heights (fig. 1). Fig. 1. Turned apple thumb screw. In part five of the table’s construction, I mentioned … Continue reading

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Making a Reading Table – Redux

The Book Stop Further to the removable book stop dilemma which I wrote of in Making a Reading Table – Part One and Making a Reading Table – Part Seven, I have now lived with the reading table for about … Continue reading

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Making a Reading Table – Addendum

Thanks to Gereon Lamers for pointing out I had omitted to address the final solution to the book stop dilemma which I wrote of in Making a Reading Table – Part Seven. The book stop has three brass ‘pins’ screwed … Continue reading

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Making a Reading Table – Part Eleven

I quickly cut the new hinges into their respective positions in the table so I could dump them in the Bucket of Wrath and proceed with the finishing process. Old red walnut with its brown-red colour is often mistaken for … Continue reading

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