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Arts and Craft Side Table Top

Most of you know that the majority of my woodwork is by hand. Typically the only time I use power tools is during my stock preparation and then only after hand planing one side and the edges by hand.

The top of the arts and craft side table is round. As I thought about the best way to cut it, I decided to pull out my very dusty bandsaw and make a quick jig. 30 minutes later I had a quarter of the top cut, a stalled blade and a big mess. An hour later I had a roughed out table top cut with a hand saw and smoothed with a #4 and spoke shave. There’s still a little more work to get it perfectly round and smooth but sure was a simpler more peaceful process.


  1. September 22, 2014 at 4:35 am

    I like this style of tables but I am the only one in my family that feels that way about them.
    Do you have a blogpost on the clamp storage rack behind the table? That is a neat solution for storing a lot of clamps.

    • September 22, 2014 at 9:38 am

      I only have a couple of pictures and comment on the rack. If you go on the search feature and type in clamp rack it will take you right to it. I got the idea by typing clamp racks into Google and looking at the images. Someone out there may have more details. If not let me know and I will take whatever measurements and pictures you want.

  2. September 22, 2014 at 8:45 am

    The table is looking great!

  3. September 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Router and arm works well but like you said….. “but sure was a simpler more peaceful process.” Looking good!

    • September 22, 2014 at 10:07 am

      You’re right. Haven’t picked up or thought about my router for a long time, that would have worked well.

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