Wednesday Working – Tables

I’ve actually been working on a few things, but nothing that makes a good picture. Think taxes. It’s that time of year and since my retirement funds are self-managed I find that just collecting all the needed 1099s is a bunch and an half of work. Still, I’ve managed sometime to do this:

Completed assembly cart. Note the two boxes to the left that are waiting to be unpacked into the pullout shelves.

This is my new assembly table with slide out drawers. I bought the metal frame and casters on-line and added the plywood side panels and the top. The drawers are plywood and I had three sets of full extension drawer slides left over from a project I was doing at my old house, but now had no use – until I needed this table. This one is in my shop shed and will be used for small projects.

Here’s what the internal frame ended up looking like:

The rails and side frame

Likely overkill on the sliders, but better to be used than rust on a shelf. and yes, I used the assembly table to assemble the assembly table …

On the quilting front I finally got Heather’s old cutting table moved from her room to mine:

The cutting table. Getting a better sewing table is next.

My sewing machine is still on a folding table and shares space with our printer, but I have plans for a sewing table and printer stand that should improve this space. Yes, that’s a keyboard on the cutting table – I’ve been wondering where that got to.

The next quilting project is a table runner using this weird curvy log cabin block:

A curvy log cabin block

More on this when I get a few more blocks made. I bought a special template to make this and this is my first test block. It’s starting to make sense in my brain, but working with fabric is still a big learning curve for me. Apparently you can’t just sand the edges to make it fit …

Well, that’s it for this week’s work pictures. I hope to be more consistent on these Wednesday posts – now that my account has all the tax information.

If you need me – I’ll be at the cutting table.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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19 Responses to Wednesday Working – Tables

  1. Dave says:

    I don’t want to know how you got the cutting table from one room to another. That looks heavy!

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  2. You guys and your craftiness are so amazing. How great that you just BUILD your own tables with drawers?!

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  3. It all looks wonderful. I love working with fabric and threads, too. It is nice to have a choice, isn’t it? Your tables are all really nice. You can never underestimate the importance of a comfortable workspace. I can’t wait to see more on the quilt. I have done some smaller, applique-type quilts that are more wall-hangings than blankets. But I loved it nonetheless. I did the ‘quilting’ part by hand. It was fun. Have a great end of the week.

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    • I’m not planning on doing bed sized projects, but more wall hanging, placemat, table runner size things. This is more of an art project than a practical thing. My wife has done a number of bed quilts for the grandkids, but I love her art quilts and that’s what I’m trying for. Also I’m hoping to do a few of the same patterns in marquetry so I’d end up with an “art set” with a fabric component and a wood component on the same theme. Not sure it will work, but that’s the long term goal.


  4. Jeff Branch says:

    Nice assembly table!

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  5. Wow, your assembly table looks great! Very sturdy. And I’m sure those drawer slides won’t turn out to be overkill – it’s amazing how much “stuff” ends up weighing after it’s loaded into drawers. 😉
    The curvy log cabin makes my brain hurt. I have enough trouble trying to sew straight lines without purposely skewing them!

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  6. A lot of good construction, Andrew. You’ve been busy!

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  7. Raymond Lockley says:

    Obviously, you are using the CTRL-x function on the keyboard…

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  8. One nice thing about cotton fabric is that there’s a little “give” with it, not much, but workable.

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  9. pIEdTyPe says:

    Your industriousness (is that a word?) makes me tired … and envious.

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