0925 Clamping

After combining all six pieces by using 4 biscuit joiners and tons of glue on each side,  I had a tabletop like surface. However, there were still some gaps in between because the biscuits need at least three hours to expand when soaked with glues. Thus, Nell showed us the demo of how to use…
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Before the Build

I have never built a table before. The closest I have been to building a table was in high school my art teacher has us make sporks out of wood. We were not allowed to use any of the saws, only the teacher could. So the process was that we drew out the design of our … Continue reading "Before the Build"

0918-0920 Biscuit Joiner & Sun Mao

Not a cooking class for biscuits, we continued with the next step of making a table: making cuts and then using biscuit joiner and glue to make our six-piece table top together. This process reminds me of the joining skills of the traditional Chinese carpentry, 榫卯 (Sun Mao), which does not need glue, biscuit or…
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Today I had my first every chop saw 101 demo course. Excitement mixing with fear: excited for trying out and gaining a new skill but also afraid of the power and the grave consequences if I didn’t use the tool properly.  ‘Safety First’, ‘Always tie your hair’, ‘Find a cutting buddy’, ‘Never Chop ALONE’. All…
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0911 Trip to Lowe’s

Shops at Lowe’sTaken by Mengyao Li on 09/11/2018 As a class, we successfully scheduled a Scottie shuttle to Lowe’s to purchase the materials and tools we need for the table.  When we picking the woods, Nell suggested us to buy the White Pine Woods due to its comparatively cheap price, nice and soft texture. Besides,…
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