Jonathan McCully

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Jonathan McCully last won the day on September 23 2018

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About Jonathan McCully

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    Killeen, TX
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    Hobby, furniture building

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  1. Jonathan McCully

    Small Sculptured End Table

    Beautiful piece. Sculptures furniture has intimidated me since I started woodworking, but you made it look simple. May have to remember this journal for a future project.
  2. Jonathan McCully

    Haunted Jet AFS-1000B Air Filtration System

    First thing I thought of too!
  3. Jonathan McCully

    just a little question. fixed base or plunge router + drill

    Agree with all of these comments as well. I’ve got a Bosch router that included both a fixed and plunge base and it’s been so helpful to have both. Based on what you’ve mentioned that you want to do, sounds like you need both.
  4. Jonathan McCully

    Indoor Herb Garden

    Love this idea! And guarantee that my wife would love to have something like this as well. May have to steal this idea for a future gift. Thanks for the journal.
  5. Jonathan McCully

    Octagonal Table

    Incredible work Ronn and thank you for walking us through your process. Your attention to detail with grain matching is superb. As a novice at this craft, I see things like this and aspire to them one day, but don’t feel like I’ll ever quite get there. And I think a table like this will leave a far better legacy for your family than any novel that might be written.
  6. Jonathan McCully

    Bandsaw Jigs and Thing$

    That’s actually really helpful. Didn’t know that.
  7. Jonathan McCully

    End Grain Cutting Boards

    Got the four boards finished yesterday, just in time for leaving to head home for the holidays. Ran a 1/4” roundover around all the edges and put a recess on either end for hand holds. Finished them off with a mineral oil-beeswax mixture. Pretty happy with the result of the project and expect that my family will be too.
  8. Jonathan McCully

    Need some input!

    Beautifully done. I'm a huge coffee nut. Will have to put this on my list of future projects and possibly gifts. Love the mitered drawer, hides it nicely in the bottom. Great idea.
  9. Jonathan McCully

    Suggestions on Trestle Table Plans

    What size dominos did you use on yours and were your stretchers that large? i definitely have some hefty mortises to cut and do plan to use a spiral upcut bit, but also have a domino. Didn’t expect the dominos to be enough for this though and was expecting to cut these out Your description makes sense by the way. I wasn’t thinking entirely clearly last evening and was somehow picturing a 3” x3” stretcher with a 3” tenon as well. Not sure why my mind jumped there but it did. Thanks for the help
  10. Jonathan McCully

    Suggestions on Trestle Table Plans

    This may sound like a silly question, but would that essentially mean that the mortise would be open on the top and bottom right? Kinda like a large dado (except it’s not running with the grain)? Again, I know it’s a strange question, but I’ve only ever done a traditional M&T and this seems a bit different.
  11. Jonathan McCully

    Suggestions on Trestle Table Plans

    Is this kinda what you were suggesting Ronn? I appreciate all of the suggestions you both have been giving me btw. Really helpful as I think through this.
  12. Jonathan McCully

    Suggestions on Trestle Table Plans

    Sorry, misunderstood you. And I know what you mean about hitting your legs. I’m always stretching my legs out (I’m 6’3”), but I think the width should be enough to keep people from hitting knees.
  13. Jonathan McCully

    Suggestions on Trestle Table Plans

    Here are a couple more of my drawings which may help visualization of what I’m describing. My current plan is to do the entire build without hardware, so my thought is to attach the top to the base with through dowels on the top support and anchor blocks attached to the bottom of the table top. That’s what the larger circles theough the top support are for.
  14. Jonathan McCully

    Suggestions on Trestle Table Plans

    I understand that I didn’t include all of my drawings. I have a single stretcher planned between the two legs about halfway up that will M&T into the open section of the leg between where the knees are joined (if that makes any sense). I’m not sure that this stretcher will provide much structural help, much like what Nut was saying. i actually have two stretchers across the top planned and was questioning if a third might be beneficial for such a wide tabletop. Ill definitely keep a thinner top in mind. I’m not sure all of my wood is exactly 8/4 anyway and will lose some thickness with milling.
  15. Jonathan McCully

    Suggestions on Trestle Table Plans

    Thanks for the assist Nut. I’ve already secured the wood and have it stickered in my shop. I’ll include a picture of it when I start my journal for this build. The plan is to do this in two pieces, the top and the base with either some knockdown hardware or through dowels to hold the two pieces together. And yes, all of those circles are for drawbores. The legs and feet are planned 4”x4”. i agree with your concern about the style of table, however, this is what my wife wants after quite a bit of research, so I’m happy to oblige. Big question is, will this style support the table top well or do I need to design with two legs on either side?