Pie Crust Table #10: Final work on the column

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 1925 days ago 7688 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just a quick update to show you I came up with for the column. You remember where I left off:

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:

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.

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 1925 days ago

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: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 1925 days ago

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 1925 days ago

Very nice Gary. It’s coming together beautifully.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Gary Fixler

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#4 posted 1925 days ago

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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#5 posted 1925 days ago

Excellent workmanship Gary. Looking forward to the finished product.

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

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#6 posted 1925 days ago

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 †

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#7 posted 1925 days ago

great progress looks superb

-- Custom furniture

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 1924 days ago

It’s looking really good Gary.

Very nice job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 1924 days ago

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 1924 days ago

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.

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