Router Table #3: Joint rough in and glue up

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Blog entry by Denappy posted 06-03-2008 05:03 AM 4297 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got a bunch done this weekend on getting the joints cut out and rough fitting the “pie” together. Struggled a bit with the mortises, and although they fit snuggly, they were not as square as I would have liked. Having a decent set of chisels, which I bought after my joint experiment really helped out, but I still lack the experience (I know it will come…that’s why I’m doing this).

Once I was satisfied with the joints and the rough fit, I glued up the end pieces and let them “cure” overnight. The joints are much stronger than I would have thought and I’m very pleased with how they turned out (all things considered). I added the top stretchers this evening and continue to be impressed with how strong this frame is. I plan to add the bottom stretchers tomorrow (time permitting) and then on to “how to attach the top” problem. Pictures of progress are below:

Update: Added final picture of completed table with top installed (sorry about that delay…been busy in the shop and not on the computer)

Top Bridle Joints
Router Table - Rough Fitting

Bottom Through Joints
Router Table - Rough Fitting

Glue up
Router Table - Glue up

Top Stretchers Screwed In
Router Table - Top Stretchers added

Completed Table

-- -=Den

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#1 posted 06-03-2008 05:16 AM

Looks like you are making good progress!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 06-03-2008 12:12 PM

You are coming along well on this project. The joinery looks pretty good also.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 06-03-2008 06:41 PM

Looks like it will be strong and sturdy….

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 06-03-2008 11:51 PM

Strong joinery makes a sturdy job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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