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  0 Thread: Trestle table and benches in red oak build
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Paul K. Murphy Wrote: (03-29-2024, 09:13 PM) -- Looks good Brad. Why are you drawboring loose tenons? -- One end is glued in, no pin.  The draw bore on the other end is what pulls it together.
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 13 1,458 04-01-2024, 08:42 AM
  0 Thread: Trestle table and benches in red oak build
Post: RE: Trestle table and benches in red oak build

Dry fitting the stretchers and braces to the glued-up leg assemblies creates a surprisingly rigid structure.  I imagine it'll be nigh indestructible once glue is applied. Base length is 43.5". Top w...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 13 1,458 03-01-2024, 02:46 PM
  0 Thread: Trestle table and benches in red oak build
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Gary G™ Wrote: (02-25-2024, 10:17 AM) -- The router sled is interesting. Is it fiddley? What’s it take to get a repeatable angle—do you have another jig to set it? -- No need to set an angle.  It c...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 13 1,458 02-26-2024, 08:17 PM
  0 Thread: Trestle table and benches in red oak build
Post: RE: Trestle table and benches in red oak build

I've finally made some progress on this build.  Leg assemblies are cut.  Round overs cut onto corners.  Floating tenons glued into one side.  Tomorrow I'll finish sanding and then assemble them wit...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 13 1,458 02-24-2024, 09:10 PM
  0 Thread: Trestle table and benches in red oak build
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Petertaylor Wrote: (02-18-2024, 06:30 PM) -- I made a long table, but my wood was rough one inch walnut. After planning the boards to 3/4, the top looked way too thin. The solution was to glue a 2-in...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 13 1,458 02-21-2024, 02:50 PM
  0 Thread: Daily Bench Shot
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I've begun building my new assembly/hand tool/epoxy pour/flattening table.
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 1,815 636,942 02-17-2024, 10:37 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting tenons quickly and safely
Post: RE: Cutting tenons quickly and safely

I use floating tenons in every table I build.  Until I can justify a Domino, I use a Mortise Master.  Not as quick as a Domino, but super easy and accurate, and with a price of $250, much more afforda...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 16 1,221 02-13-2024, 02:41 PM
  0 Thread: Is there any woodworking you can make money at?
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lincmercguy Wrote: (02-11-2024, 03:41 PM) -- "Dunno whether that helps, but my advice is to go big or stay home.  The money is in big, custom stuff." Do you ship any of your items, or just local s...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 34 2,349 02-12-2024, 09:16 AM
  0 Thread: Trestle table and benches in red oak build
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Hank Knight Wrote: (02-11-2024, 11:18 AM) -- That's going to be nice, but you're gonna need a f0rk  lift to get it out of your workshop.?? -- Yeah, it's gonna be heavy.  My first table was a 7'x4...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 5 398 02-11-2024, 01:08 PM
  0 Thread: Is there any woodworking you can make money at?
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I'm in the process of crafting a profitable custom table business.  I'm relying solely on organic advertising through Facebook, which gains me about one table a month, which is all I can build with a ...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 34 2,349 02-11-2024, 09:58 AM
  0 Thread: Trestle table and benches in red oak build
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Bill Holt Wrote: (02-11-2024, 08:23 AM) -- Looking forward to some progress pics.  IMHO the tabletop in the photo is too thin for the "mass" of the base.  To each his own. -- Yeah, it'll be thicker...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 5 398 02-11-2024, 09:49 AM
  0 Thread: Trestle table and benches in red oak build
Post: RE: Trestle table and benches in red oak build

®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: (02-10-2024, 09:32 PM) -- I'll be starting this table in the coming week.  Unlike the attached images it will be modeled after, it will have a straight plank top and glued up leg...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 5 398 02-10-2024, 10:43 PM
  0 Thread: Trestle table and benches in red oak build
Post: Trestle table and benches in red oak build

I'll be starting this table in the coming week.  Unlike the attached images it will be modeled after, it will have a straight plank top and glued up legs instead of the reclaimed look. Size will be 3...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 5 398 02-10-2024, 09:32 PM
  0 Thread: Trestle table and benches in red oak build
Post: Trestle table and benches in red oak build

I'll be starting this table in the coming week.  Unlike the attached images it will be modeled after, it will have a straight plank top and glued up legs instead of the reclaimed post look.  Size w...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 13 1,458 02-10-2024, 06:35 PM
  0 Thread: Round pedestal table in ambrosia maple and walnut
Post: RE: Round pedestal table in ambrosia maple and wal...

One last glamor shot before delivery and one in its new home.  They love it.  Both were gushing about how it looks even better in person and it exceeded their expectations.  It's a great feeling!
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 43 3,572 02-10-2024, 03:54 PM
  0 Thread: Early WoodNet, still more added
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Kmucha16 Wrote: (02-06-2024, 06:33 PM) -- Yes, long time being here. I do miss some of the characters...Curlycherry was always a favorite. I've met a few (Janus) and always enjoyed the banter. I stil...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 203 98,296 02-08-2024, 06:10 PM
  0 Thread: Early WoodNet, still more added
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Dave Diaman Wrote: (02-08-2024, 05:56 PM) -- I haven’t posted in awhile. Life just got to busy. I’m still building furniture just not as much. Hopefully life will slow down when my kids are out of sc...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 203 98,296 02-08-2024, 06:05 PM
  0 Thread: Round pedestal table in ambrosia maple and walnut
Post: RE: Round pedestal table in ambrosia maple and wal...

Thanks, all! Bill, the draw bore pins were really just to ensure ease of assembly and got rid of the need for clamps.  They're perfect when joining mitered faces and are my preferred method for M&T j...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 43 3,572 02-06-2024, 12:26 PM
  0 Thread: Round pedestal table in ambrosia maple and walnut
Post: RE: Round pedestal table in ambrosia maple and wal...

Finished! Customer is super excited to see it in person.   Rubio Monocoat Walnut on the base and Pure on the top.  Drawbore M&T joinery on the base.  This was a fun build.  If you're on Faceb...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 43 3,572 02-05-2024, 12:28 PM
  0 Thread: Round pedestal table in ambrosia maple and walnut
Post: RE: Round pedestal table in ambrosia maple and wal...

Base is assembled! With draw bore pins hammered in, it's never coming apart! Well, if it's dropped from a second floor window it *might* come apart. Third floor? All bets are off. Now to touc...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 43 3,572 01-28-2024, 02:08 PM

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