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Pie Crust Table #10: Final work on the column

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 05-15-2009 03:19 AM 7892 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Embellishment for the legs Part 10 of Pie Crust Table series Part 11: Woodworking Finally Complete »

Just a quick update to show you I came up with for the column. You remember where I left off:
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Joe made some suggestions I had already thought about, where I cut the column just below the narrow part and use that as a round tenon and create a round mortise and glue them together. Well, I really wanted to leave it as a solid piece so I came up with this:
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The yellow piece is just there to hold up the base piece I made for the column. I may add a drop final there but I haven’t decided yet.

Here are the two “collars” I made to fit around the narrow part of the column. They fit nice and snug to it should end up stronger than before.
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Next will be the ribs and pivoting part to mount the top on.

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



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 05-15-2009 03:24 AM

Somehow, I got the impression that you wanted the Chain Cut to go all the way down to the base…

That’s a good example of the ole word Assume… It makes an A$$ out u and Me… :)

Very good solution!

Looks GREAT!

-- 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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woodnut

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 03:32 AM

That is one awesome looking base Gary. I can’t wait to see the completed picks. I will have to go back and look at your other blogs about this table now. Again Great Looking Project and thanks for the blog.

-- F.Little

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#3 posted 05-15-2009 03:43 AM

Very nice Gary. It’s coming together beautifully.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Gary Fixler

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#4 posted 05-15-2009 03:43 AM

Excellent. I didn’t have a chance to reply to your previous entry, but I was going to suggest mirroring the elements on the top of the buttresses in your picture here, with the rounded top, and 2 shingle-like runs below that. The collar you made looks quite similar, and made me happy. It looks really nice.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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Grumpy

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#5 posted 05-15-2009 05:08 AM

Excellent workmanship Gary. Looking forward to the finished product.

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

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Karson

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#6 posted 05-15-2009 05:45 AM

Great Mods Gary.

-- 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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#7 posted 05-15-2009 06:02 AM

great progress looks superb

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 05-15-2009 01:48 PM

It’s looking really good Gary.

Very nice job.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#9 posted 05-15-2009 03:18 PM

Gary, you continue to inspire and I like the design-as-you-go approach too

-- Phil in British Columbia

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 05-15-2009 06:27 PM

I was going to ask yo about that space below the spiral, but you took care of it, Nice!

-- -** 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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