A Thomas the Tank Engine table #2: 15 mm short!

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Blog entry by Mark Shymanski posted 07-21-2008 01:34 PM 1124 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: from to design to execution Part 2 of A Thomas the Tank Engine table series Part 3: Some photos »

Well had a great couple of days in the shop finishing up -almost- Paul’s table. The edge moulding I was going to put around the table top machined well, it even looked good until I started mitreing the corners and cutting it to length. Side 1 went okay, side 2 ikay, side 3…problems. The end of the moulding and the last moulding are 15 mm short. I’d neglected to factor in the width of my mouldings when I measured out the lengths so I cut the third side short.

I think I’ve come up with a solution though. I am going to increase the width of the rabbet by 7.5 mm on all the mouldings effectively shrinking the size of the table and making the moulding long enough. It was too late last evening to try this out and too dark as my lights are still down from the ceiling install. I’ve not climbed up into the ceiling to drill holes for the wires yet…next week is vacation week so I should be able to get that done!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#1 posted 07-21-2008 06:13 PM

Been there done that. Sounds like you have a soulution in mind to fix the problem.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 07-21-2008 07:26 PM

good solution…cant wait to see it!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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