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    2011 state fair table...... finished!!!

    well, made a start on it today. the design is pretty much done, and picked up the lumber today. pop and i went to the lumber guy and picked up 2 13" wide by 10' long, and 2 16" wide, by 8' long boards of walnut. also picked up 2 7" wide, by 8' long boards of hickory. pics tomorrow.
    Last edited by Dan Noren; 08-11-2011 at 04:19 AM.
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    I look forward to your state fair build every year
    Can't wait to see this years entry.
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    Hi Dan did imiss the post of the design or is it still coming or we gotta hold on till the end in suspense???

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    ok, ok, rob, simmer down, here's the design.... lol

    it's a dropleaf table, 46" wide, and with the leaves up, 47" across. i plan on using the 16" wide boards for the leaves, and trim down the 13" wide boards a touch to use 2 boards for the center. the center is 18". i forgot to mention, that all 4 walnut boards are bookmatched as well as big.

    i realize that there are some parts and details missing, such as the leaf supports, but i'm still working on those. there will be a bit of a greene & greene to this table, and i still have not made up my mind as to whether or not to use blacker indents in the legs.

    now for the pics....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails fair table top.jpg   fair table top2.jpg   fair table top3.jpg   10 x 13 walnut.jpg   13 it is.jpg  

    8ft x 8 hickory.jpg   8ft x 16 walnut.jpg   16 it is.jpg  
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    i knew there was something missing, the stretchers.... they will be on the finished table. in the previous pics, i posted the ones of the one with the top stretched out another 4 inches, but i didn't notice the stretchers were missing....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails fair table top wood.jpg   fair table top wood2.jpg  
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    Looks good Dan. What are you going to do with the bottom of the legs? I am thinking some sort of simple design?
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    i'm thinking blacker indents. i can adjust the short stretcher accordingly. that means i'd have to build another jig...
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    Dan how will you prevent cupping on those wide boards. I used to think it was great to have a wide board then came unstuck with just a piece of maple.

    When i look at the boards they look flatsawn aint that prone to cupping.

    I have no clue which is why i am asking.

    I got a table from my mother that has drop sides and they put two little draws in the ends along with a wooden bar that slides out under each leave to hold em up. Whats your thoughts on this.

    Last picture has me thinking the proportions of your frame to the total width of the table when panels are up looks off. ??? Overhang looks too wide for the width of the table structure?
    Last edited by Rob Keeble; 06-26-2011 at 07:58 PM.
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    rob,

    when i picked them up from the lumber guy, he stated that all 4 of the boards were cut, kiln dried (by him), and that was 2-3 years ago. he said that if they were going to move in any way, they would have done it long ago.

    the center part of the table top is 18" by 46", the frame underneath it is 15" by 30", so that should be more than enough support, that is if you don't have some lout sitting on the edge of the table.

    with the leaves up, it is almost square, 46" by 47". the supports for the leaves aren't in the pic because i haven't put them there, as mentioned in the prior post. i have a few ideas, and really don't want to use the usual rectangle of wood.
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