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Trying new woodworking skills #18: Assembly

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Blog entry by BJODay posted 88 days ago 569 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Ready for assembly, (almost) Part 18 of Trying new woodworking skills series Part 19: Finished tables »

I started the prep for the assembly. I do not have a spray setup, nor do I want to try to learn how to do that at this time. I stained and varnished the pieces prior to assembly. The disadvantage is handling lots of loose parts. I also end up putting varnish on edges that need to hold glue. So I have to remove some of that varnish before gluing.

This is a spacer. There are 16 for the mid-sized table. You can see where I sanded the edge for the glue.

This is a decorative slat. I do not need a large glue surface. There is no load on these pieces. They are just decorative details. A small glue area will hold them just fine.

These are the slats and spacers for the mid-sized table. The large table has twice as many pieces.

I have to glue the rails into one leg first. If I glued up the slats and spacers into the rails first I could set the rail too close together, (I left some room to play in the length of the slats). By gluing the rails into one leg I lock in the distance between the rails.

This clamp up is deceiving. There is only glue on one side.

Here you can see I pulled apart the unglued side so I can slide the slats into the groove.

Here is the assembly of the spacers and slats on the small table.

It’s a bit tedious. I’ve been working on this project for a long time. I don’t want to rush now and do a sloppy assembly. So I do a little each night and save some for tomorrow.

BJ



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justoneofme

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#1 posted 87 days ago

Lots of tedious-ness for sure … but your patience will definitely be rewarded!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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Roger

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#2 posted 68 days ago

Ditto what Elaine said

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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