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    Pedestal Table - TDW-2010 Fallout

    Well the tour of Sam's place planted a seed. I need an end table for the living room. Fortunately, since I have never done this sort of thing before, I have a collection of junk-wood I keep for mock-ups and prototypes:

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    I use a magnet as a stop on an Incra rule to keep the rule still while I mark for some dados:

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    I've become big on setup blocks and already cut parts as measuring devices:

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    I set a dado stack up at less than the desired width and run the piece twice per side. Once with each face against the fence and end-for-end. This centers the dado and creates my final width:

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    Pedestal Table - TDW Fallout Cont'd

    The center post starts to take shape:

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    I played around with the total leg profile. I have three ideas I will mock up and attach for a "real world" view:

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    Yet another use for the old Mortise Pal:

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    Clamping these things is an art form I have not mastered but, that's why I test these things out on scrap lumber. I think I now have a plan but, its not shown here ;-)

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    A little touching up and its time for dados on the legs:

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    Yet another great use for the medium shoulder plane:

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    I'll keep stuff coming as I progress. The real build will be in black walnut as a tip of the hat to the late, great Sam Maloof.
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    Sam is good for some great inspiration isn't he Glenn this will be a great follow along project

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    Good for you Glenn. As you probubly know I've made a few of those. If I can aswer any questions for ya please feel free to ask. Looks to me that your well on your way. One thing I do differantly is I glue the three pieces for the legs befor shaping them with the template. Thats the way Sam taught me. Makes it easier to clamp. Your way seems to be working.
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    Thanks Don. I should have thought about doing the glue up before I even rough cut the pieces to shape. I do use the template after glue up and as long as I'm going to do that, I may as well have square edges available. Did you do the little lap-jointed cross of wood set into the top and bottom for structural strength?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Thanks Don. I should have thought about doing the glue up before I even rough cut the pieces to shape. I do use the template after glue up and as long as I'm going to do that, I may as well have square edges available. Did you do the little lap-jointed cross of wood set into the top and bottom for structural strength?
    I do on larger table that will have some weight but the smaller ones like your I don't bother. No weight to worry about. Your end table should be fine. The first table I made back in 05 didn't have em and it's doing fine so I am told.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Glenn your project looks great. If this is mock up well ??? I gotta learn from you.

    I will be following along on this one.

    Then i spotted something which has been bothering me for some time on my saw. Been trying to decide what to do and your picure gave it away.

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    Its the screw that you have holding down the throat insert on your table saw. Since i know we both have the same saw, do you know what size thread that is offhand and did you find one with a step in it like the old one.

    Mine is allen head and all worn out, so much so that its become a deterent to changing throat inserts which aint good. Been meaning to address this issue for some time.

    What was your solution here or did you just use a straight forward slotted head screw with no step in the shank?
    cheers

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    Rob, I use the original screw. When I make the ZCI's I duplicate the counter bore of the original plate. Did I help or did I misunderstand the question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    I do on larger table that will have some weight but the smaller ones like your I don't bother. No weight to worry about. Your end table should be fine. The first table I made back in 05 didn't have em and it's doing fine so I am told.
    Thanks Don. I thought it was a bit overkill on a small table. I may go ahead and give it a try on the top just for practice. The table top will cover it if I botch it ;-)
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    Glenn, Sam never put the splines on the top of the column is held in place by the table top. He only put em on the bottom.
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