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    Seems to be like a tapered tenon, except the...

    Seems to be like a tapered tenon, except the mortise is tapered and the wedge dowel is fixed, a pair provide the width required. The wave surface increases the surface area to prevent pull out, it...
  2. Correct Gary, with the bevel shallow.

    Correct Gary, with the bevel shallow.
  3. Here are two examples, you canít really see the...

    Here are two examples, you canít really see the taper under the edge but itís there. The edge is about 2/3 of the full depth. The overhang is 2.5Ē on the small table and 3Ē on the large table.
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  4. Yes the edge taper is visible. A larger top gives...

    Yes the edge taper is visible. A larger top gives a more gradual taper that can not be seen. The vertical edge adds to the effect of lightening the top so it looks elegant. This enables the top to be...
  5. Some observations; feelingsÖ.. If the top is made...

    Some observations; feelingsÖ.. If the top is made a little larger the edge can stay vertical but a true taper under the top will give the top a light look but keep it strong to resist sagging.

    The...
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    I wanted some weight at the top of the sharpening...

    I wanted some weight at the top of the sharpening station so it would not move around. A black granite off cut from a kitchen counter place works well. Itís held underneath at three places so no...
  7. Solid walnut is quite reasonable for such a small...

    Solid walnut is quite reasonable for such a small amount; they used plywood. The joint between the leg and shelf could actually look like a joint if the leg had a small rebate for the shelf, also...
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    A sharp plane blade is the best finish you can...

    A sharp plane blade is the best finish you can obtain on wood. If you are adding 7 coats of varnish then sanding will be filled by the varnish and look fine. If you are using an oil finish sanding...
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    Jay that is lovely. The proportions and look are...

    Jay that is lovely.
    The proportions and look are a delight. The door frames give it a very solid look.
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    A fun refreshing piece, and useful. Good to make...

    A fun refreshing piece, and useful. Good to make something in a non-western style.
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    Yes Bill one of those on each side would look...

    Yes Bill one of those on each side would look good and strengthen the joint. A bow saw would be ideal for that. Canít see the legs penetrating the deck in the picture.
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    Bill the post joints worry me, that and no...

    Bill the post joints worry me, that and no bracing. Given the weight up there a strong wind could bring that down easily. The post grooves could go all the way up the beam, increasing the joint...
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    Have used it for drawer runners under a coffee...

    Have used it for drawer runners under a coffee table where it will never be seen. Not what I call an attractive joint, just strong and functional. On the few occasions Iíve used it, always out of...
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    If you stretch the picture you can see the...

    If you stretch the picture you can see the wedges.
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  15. Jason, looking at that piece two things leap out;...

    Jason, looking at that piece two things leap out; it does not look Ďgroundedí just floating, the flow from the ground is not there, four stepped corner feet could fix that. The top also looks...
  16. Very true Oskar, I dimension my own wood to match...

    Very true Oskar, I dimension my own wood to match my drawings. Hard woods are plenty strong. Soft wood drawer bottoms with tapered edges work well. Tapered edges on tops of furniture give it a light...
  17. Leonardo DaVinci was great at proportions and...

    Leonardo DaVinci was great at proportions and ratios, he did some maths to try and quantify it. Good advice given here, look at furniture. Go to museums, the pinnacle of craftsmanship and design just...
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    Posted a bookcase build in the Neanderthalís...

    Posted a bookcase build in the Neanderthalís about 12 pages back. Black Oak with double wedged through tenons. I used a contrasting dark wood (chestnut) for the wedges. They protruded less than a...
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    You only have to do that when you are using three...

    You only have to do that when you are using three layers but four is better.
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    I would point out that diamond hones wear out....

    I would point out that diamond hones wear out. Then you throw them away and buy water stones. My DMT grid hones reached a point where you wonder if itís doing anything.
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    Adam you donít really quantify whether the mess...

    Adam you donít really quantify whether the mess or flattening is the main issue. There is some mess with all methods. As for flattening this is minimized by rotation of the stone and using the whole...
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    With that much curve just natural cracking and...

    With that much curve just natural cracking and wood movement is a problem. Bent laminations are the way to go. Four layers is not so bad to do, just need one form to clamp to, no big deal really and...
  23. No glue required!

    No glue required!
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    I agree with Mel, the sap wood can be eliminated,...

    I agree with Mel, the sap wood can be eliminated, it highlights the chevron, you seem to have enough wood. Do look at the end grain so any curve is alternated.
    The problem with grain in a top like...
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    It comes with a wood guide rail. First job; make...

    It comes with a wood guide rail. First job; make a longer one!
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