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Well,at least the first coat, anyway. Got the supplies today. SMALL can of gloss Poly, a brush, and some foot pads... Foot Pads? Yeah, those white plastic Doo-dads you nail into the bottom of a table's legs. I also routered a fancy edge to the table's top. A cross between an cove and an Ogee profile. I also plugged the screw holes, and then trimmed the plugs flush... Three plugs are there....Turned the table onto it's top. Time to brush on a bit of Poly Gloss.. A little sloppy. The real trick was to tip the table back onto it's (new) feet, without getting anything on ME. Then come back and "tip-off" the top.. Will have to rub this one out. Also tipped off the shelf. Just might do. There is a hole in the one leg, where there was alot of sap wood? Turns out there is a knot on the other side of that leg, and the hole goes right through the knot...call it a bullet hole? Will let this dry for awhile, and then see about IF it will need the second coat. Been a fun project, so far. Plan is from my Single Brain Cell Sketch Up...never even wrote anything down..
Corner details. Rounded the sharp corner off, with a beltsander. Beading bit in a router for the edges. In this side view, there are 8 plugs, two at the front foot, 6 more along the back corner, as the corners were glued and screwed together. Screws hide under matching oak plugs from the drill press. Raised panels were done with just a hand plane or two.
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