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Thorsen Table Challenge #7: Going for the Top !! Also pegging joints info.

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2650 days ago 1910 reads 0 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Joining the Table Top, & Shelves Part 7 of Thorsen Table Challenge series Part 8: Working my way down !! »

The last couple of days, I’ve been working on the tabletop. I mortised out the breadboards, & cut the tenons.

I kind of fell for the cloud lift theme, so I incorporated into the top. You might want to call this a sideways cloud lift.

I decided to try something from the latest issue of Fine Woodworking, They call it draw bored pegging on the breadboards. This is something I’ve never tried before, so we’ll see what happens.

Check out my latest Video, hope you don’t get bored with it.

I use my cross feed vice, once it’s lined up it works great.
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-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2650 days ago

that sure is a beautiful top!! love the little ditties on the sides.

I’m looking forward to seeing your video

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 2650 days ago

Wow Dick, that is beautiful, long way from rustic, you really did a great job. I really like your placement of the buttons. I read an article on draw bored jointery, it’s kind of a lost art to make a very strong mortise. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Obi

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#3 posted 2650 days ago

You got sneaky on us Dick…. Beautiful accent, nice doweling… could be a winner.

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#4 posted 2650 days ago

Dick you’ve made another winner here. This is a wonderful piece of “tabletop” art. Video is playing right now…gotta go. Fantastic!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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fred

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#5 posted 2650 days ago

Dick,

Your Thorsen table project is coming along very well. I like what you have done for the table top. Also, the video was great and the background music really fit.

Good luck on the rest of the project. I can’t wait to see more results.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2650 days ago

the video is great. (and you are so talented—computer stuff AND woodworking!)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 2650 days ago

you stole my cloud lifts! I was wondering where they went ;)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 2650 days ago

We had a Cloud burst the other evening. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Karson

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#9 posted 2650 days ago

Great Dick. Nice looking, but stealing Scott’s Cloud lifts probably is a disqualification. What do you think Dennis.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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woodspar

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#10 posted 2650 days ago

Great work Dick, like Mike says, a long way from Rustic. I liked the article on pegs; like to try it sometime.

-- John

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#11 posted 2650 days ago

Hi Dick;
—-glad to see that you are using drawpinning or drawboring there in the breadboard of those mortise and tenons and makes for a tight fit, while also allowing for wood movement. Drawboring also works great if the wood is not dry, (green) and if the joint is not as complete….perfect. Timber framers make use of this one also in the mortise and tenons on the frames, girts and braces….which makes for a very tight joint as the peg acts like a wedge for drawing the wood together. I guess one might even call this a ‘come-along’ effect. Out of curiosity, how much did you offset those holes?

Enjoyed your video and great table you have coming along here!

GODSPEED,
Frank

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 2650 days ago

Thank you All.
Frank: I haven’t quite gotten to the pegging yet, but I plan on a 1/32” offset.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Karson

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#13 posted 2649 days ago

Dick: I bought some tapered steel (drive rods – I’m not sure what they are called) But they were in a set of chisles and other driving tools to remove bushings etc.

You lightly drive them in to get a little taper on the hole to get your wooden peg an easier start.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 2649 days ago

Karson: I think they’re called drift pins. I’ve used them in metalwork., but haven’t seen them for wood.
I looked up drift pins, & came up with this interesting PDF, on pinning box joints.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Ethan Sincox

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#15 posted 2649 days ago

One of the issues of Woodworking Magazine (Issue 4, Autumn 2005, if you want me to be exact) had an article in it about making your own drawboring pins. Though I never got around to making one, the article was certainly interesting and seemed to be highly informative.

If you’re interested in drawboring, there was a technique article in that same issue. I think it was used for building the classic Roubo Workbench.

Great issue. Come to think of it, they’re all great, really…

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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