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    2010 state fair table...results are in!!

    well, i finally committed to a design, species of lumber, and getting down to cutting. i changed my mind on the lower stretchers, and went with the second set, they just seem right to me. the lumber i picked is ash, for two reasons, one, i've never built anything big from ash, and two, it was dirt cheap at $2.49/bdft at rocklers this month. now that i have my nephew's table out of the way, and the last of my dad's new windows trimmed, it was a good day to cut today. especially since they have predicted rain and possible thunderstorms for our area on saturday. for those curious souls, i've included a pic of my dad's back yard for you to drool over. he hasn't done anything other than rake it out, and cut it once. now, for the fun part, the cutting. it was just one of those days, i set up everything for cutting, but when i went to look for my 3 ft steel ruler (which is usually on the saw table), it wasn't there. i looked everywhere for the silly thing, all my benches, my work table in the basement, even in the car, it just wasn't there. i decided to take my dad's neighbor's advice, and looked all over the garage, and sure enough, there it was! it was hiding in my dad's bucket for mixing cement, between two of his bigger items. how it got there, i don't know. oh well, now that i had my wayward ruler firmly in hand, i got to cutting, and got everything cut. after everything was cut, i moved it all to the basement, and glued up the legs, and marked out how i want to join the top together. tomorow it's make the patterns for the aprons and the lower stretchers.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails pop's back yard.JPG   2010 fair table5.jpg   boards ready to be cut.JPG   all parts cut.JPG   legs in clamps.JPG  

    top boards laid out.JPG  
    Last edited by Dan Noren; 08-26-2010 at 04:50 PM.
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    The final design looks great Dan

    I'm looking forward to watching the build.
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    I like the design Dan!
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    got a bit more done today, in spite of interference run by my dad getting me to help solder some copper pipe for him. i took the legs out of the clamps. drew out, and cut the templates for the aprons and stretchers. i also drew out a quarter of the top as a template. i'll cut that when i can. copied the lines to said aprons and stretchers. edge jointed and glued up the boards for the top as well. just in time too, as the rain is supposed to start either late tonight, or early tomorrow.
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    got a little more done today. i took the top out of the clamps last night to glue up blanks for the confetti lamp holders, and got one heck of a surprise. i knew i had a bit of pressure on the top, but i didn't expect the reaction when i took off the top clamps, it bowed a good 4" upwards! i thought, oh jeez (or something stronger), i'm going to lose the darned (or something stronger) top! i thought i was going to lose the top at a glue joint, or one of the boards would split, but i moved rather rapidly, and let out the lower clamps, and the top dropped down and stayed flat. today i cut the quarter template for the top, and squared up the legs, and cut chamfers on the bottoms. if i had the locations and sizes of the mortises, i would have cut those too, but, i guess i need something for tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    got a little more done today. i took the top out of the clamps last night to glue up blanks for the confetti lamp holders, and got one heck of a surprise. i knew i had a bit of pressure on the top, but i didn't expect the reaction when i took off the top clamps, it bowed a good 4" upwards! i thought, oh jeez (or something stronger), i'm going to lose the darned (or something stronger) top! i thought i was going to lose the top at a glue joint, or one of the boards would split, but i moved rather rapidly, and let out the lower clamps, and the top dropped down and stayed flat. today i cut the quarter template for the top, and squared up the legs, and cut chamfers on the bottoms. if i had the locations and sizes of the mortises, i would have cut those too, but, i guess i need something for tomorrow.

    Ummm I don't see no template or a top...
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    got a bit more done today. took a pic of the quarter top template for don. now if he just wipes the vaseline from his glasses... after that was done, i marked out the places for the mortises on the legs, and cut them. then i moved on to the aprons and stretchers, and cut the tenons. then i went on to the real fun stuff, the cutting of the curves on the aprons and tenons. tomorrow i will be using the spindle sander, and sanding to the curve lines. also, i will be cutting and sanding the cutouts in the aprons. after i finished the curves, i tended to the final fitting of the tenons to their respective moritses, and did a test build of the base to see how things looked. more fun tomorrow.
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    That is looking great. I really like the piercings and the reverse cloud-lifts.
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    finally! now that the nice weather is back, i can step away from the boat, and get back to the table for the fair again. the last time i had an opportunity to work on it, i had cut the mortises for the walnut pegs, cut the pegs, and installed said pegs. today i layed out the adjusted cut lines for the cutouts, drilled the start holes, and cut and sanded the cutouts. then i sanded the curves and such on the lower stretchers and aprons to the final lines. then just for the fun of it, assembled the base again, to see what it looked like with everything cut out and sanded to the lines. i'm still happy with the way this is going. hopefully, if tomorrow is nice, i'll be cutting the top close to the lines, and sanding to said lines.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails table legs with walnut pegs.JPG   apron cutouts and curves done.JPG   bottom stretcher curves sanded to line.JPG   base with updated stretchers and aprons.JPG  
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    How goes this project? Or did I miss something? Really looking forward to the completed project.

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