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Drafting Table Refinish

A week ago I sent out a quick teaser for my next project on my Instagram account. If you don’t follow me there you can see the latest photo and link on the right side of my blog. Please join me on Instagram it tends to get more quick photos of woodworking and beyond.

The teaser was a photograph of the label on a drafting table that has been floating around in my house for many years.

 The Hamilton Manufacturing Company began operation manufacturing wooden type for printing presses eventually expanding into furniture in particular drafting tables and the large cabinets used for storing maps and plans.  It shut its doors forever in 2012. Looking online you can dig up more information including the companies catalog.
As the days get shorter and the rivers flow decrease I put the kayaks away and look forward to woodworking. There are a couple of projects that are tumbling around in my head and getting them on paper is the first step to making them a reality.


  There really is not a lot of work to be done. Repairs to the top followed by cleaning and refinishing. Then perhaps a couple of attachments to hold my drafting tools and pencils.

Categories: Drafting Table
  1. September 11, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Very nice drafting table! I’m more than a little jealous. Look forward to seeing it all cleaned up and ready to work.

  2. September 14, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    I have the very same drafting table. It is a military issue model, given to me by a Colonel that wanted it gone, in 1977. My cast iron knobs are a little different but it is the same style and size drafting table.

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