Saturday, March 29, 2008

My Favorite Little Table, apparently other people's too

Imagine my surprise when in the mail today was the spring issue of Woodworking magazine and on the cover is my little table. Chris Schwarz goes through the process of making one version of the Stickley #603 Table using hand tools and another version using mostly power tools. Doing this he describes each step and when you read it you realize that you could combine the techniques to best fit your skills and tools.
Now to be fair, I used the #602 table and Mr. Schwarz used the #603, I prefer the version with through tenons and he used the hidden tenon, all accurate, all made by Stickley around 100 years ago. But I would defer to Chris for his expertise and skill. I'll end this little post with the same quote he used in his article.
"By all means, read what the experts have to say. Just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking" John Brown

1 comment:

saltybeagle said...

I couldn't help myself as well.

Very nice table... and a lot of good challenges for every woodworker in there.

Thanks for the inspiration!