|Projects by Jim Hinkson - San Francisco, California, USA
Jim writes – I bought the plans online from Woodworkers Journal 4 years ago for about four bucks. It appeared in the Nov. 1987 issue of the magazine. Anybody interested in purchasing the plans Click Here. The plans called for a traditionally shaped and molded bracket foot that required a 10 inch table saw and some complex cutting. I didn't have my big Grizzly table saw then so I didn't do it. If I ever make another one, I will do it.
I went to a local glass shop with my unfinished cabinet. They cut the 1/4 inch shelves and the large panels for me.
This was the most difficult project I'd ever done. My wife loves it. It is totally stuffed with dolls now.
|Jim's version of the Train Table
Jim writes - I used poplar wood for the frame parts, 120 feet of 1X6 boards. I didn't have much left over! I used biscuit joints between the side boards but chose to use screws and plugs on the legs. This thing should be very sturdy. I chose McClosky water based Honey Maple stain and I used Satin polyurethane for the finish coat. It ain't a Steinway grand piano, but it's serviceable and should last my grandsons a few years.
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