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A new dining room set for my wife! #38: Just a little trimming.

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 1043 days ago 2672 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 37: Let the pressing begin! Part 38 of A new dining room set for my wife! series Part 39: It's all about the trim! »

It took some fiddling to get things right when I trimmed the edges I had to make sure that everything remained centered with both the ends as well as the leaves.

Then I had the corners to deal with. I wanted to make sure that they were consistent and at the exact angle. What I did was to place a piece of scrap with a straight edge in the position I wanted it. I had to take into account the distance of the edge of the router base to the bit.

Once this was worked out I clamped it into position then glued and brad nailed two blocks to locate it.

Here you can see what I came up with. It doesn’t have to be pretty to work!

I had already used a circular saw to trim the corners. Here you can see the jig in place.

And finally you can see it after I trimmed the corner.

From this point on I have to be real careful not to ding the sharp edges. If I do I’m screwed big time.

Next I will make the trim pieces to go around the edges so I won’t have to worry about them anymore.

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



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sras

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#1 posted 1043 days ago

You’re making great progress! This table is going to look great! Of course it needs to to go with the chairs… Looking forward to the next post alrready.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Karson

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#2 posted 1043 days ago

Gary:

Nice trim job. Thats where you start to check to see if the veneer is joined at the corner.

The things that most people won’t notice but you sure will.

-- 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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Broglea

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#3 posted 1043 days ago

Gary – I’ve been learning a lot following this blog. Thanks for taking the extra time on this to show us “The how to.”

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 1043 days ago

COOL CS saw guide! That’s using the ole bean! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Gary Fixler

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#5 posted 1043 days ago

I love how quickly and efficiently you come up with jigs like this. Nicely done!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 1043 days ago

Thanks again, Gary, for taking the time to document this build. I can honestly say you have all of us waiting for the next update.

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

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lanwater

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#7 posted 1043 days ago

I second that Scott.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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alan coon

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#8 posted 1043 days ago

Gary, That is outstanding.Looks like you are doing it over the top(again).

-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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bigike

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#9 posted 1043 days ago

Saweeeeeeeeeeeeet lookin top.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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