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    Table fix in future?

    well here is what i got handed to me and now i need a part, the slide support is missing on the one side, any ideas where to get another? also i can either put it all back together or make the pieces and let the home owner do it,, its gonna get painted again.. so dave whats your take on this its a older drop leaf table that used to slide apart but the mechanism for that is gone and they dont want it to do it again,, happy to just have it scabbed on the back of the aprons.. these folks like the shabby type decor ..

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ID:	73145 this is the hardware piece i need, it appears to be cast. any ideas where i can get one?

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ID:	73148 tenons loose and boards missing and need to be profiled..

    so would do it all or let them have at it for part of it?
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    Looks similar, could use part of it and the existing hardware for the bracket: http://www.architecturals.net/drop-leaf-support-iron/

    Some that look like the original..2 in stock: http://www.b-c-e.biz/products.asp?wh...ure+hardware+#
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    Looks like Darren has solved your hardware problem.

    You're making a new top, right?

    I think I'd make new front & rear apron pieces, rather than try to join (and re-attach) the old ones.

    Who's doing the painting - you, or the client? Stripping and sanding that ols finish won't be fun. Watch out for lead-based paint, too!

    Will you be doing anything with those old rusty casters?
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    well jim, this client is gonna do the painting, and as for the casters could use one more,, you sound like you were interested in them as for the new top i am just gonna add wood where its missing this lady likes old beat up furniture.. paints it and uses it or sells it to another. if it were mine i would get the slide mechanism and make it work like it used to..but they dont want the leaves just a narrow closed type table. as for the lead i know about that been threw the course
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    well jim, this client is gonna do the painting, and as for the casters could use one more,, you sound like you were interested in them as for the new top i am just gonna add wood where its missing this lady likes old beat up furniture.. paints it and uses it or sells it to another. if it were mine i would get the slide mechanism and make it work like it used to..but they dont want the leaves just a narrow closed type table. as for the lead i know about that been threw the course
    I kinda like repairing/reclaiming old stuff like this. It's kinda fun to bring it back from the dead, so to speak. That one looks like it might be more work than it's worth, though.
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    so far its just a few boards and hardware i am not gonna get to into it because the paycheck wont be there i dont think.. as for the table profile i can get close with one bit i dont have, looked at it as doing it in two passes, will get a close up of the profile later but any ideas on how to match it is real similar in shape to a whiteside bit number 3228..
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    well its done and ready for the paint and a sander afterwards to make it look older they didnt want anything glued together on the top wanted it to look wore out..so we laid out the top and used a slat underneath to hold the top together, then figured out the ellipse for the pieces that needed to be replaced and cut to size, then took a bowl bit to make one cut and a cove and bead to make the rest of it then had to form it from there with a rasp and sanding. came out pretty close and the hardware darren linked me to worked just fine for the missing support. so another project is out the door and on the the next one
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    Looks good! Did you buy new drop leaf hardware, or 'improvise?'
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    Nice job Larry
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