Outdoor Dining table #1: Is it right to post 1st phase if all metal?

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Blog entry by Ken90712 posted 10-24-2011 04:18 PM 10567 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Fellow Lumberjocks; Is it right to post the 1st phase of a project if all metal? I have been on the fence about doing a blog on our outdoor dining table project. The first phase is all metal and was thinking to myself, is this a proper post for our great web site that we all love? The tabletop will be wood with granite inlayed, so there will be wood… LOL

So what do you all think?

Here are some pics and I hope this does not upset the Wood Gods!!!! LOL

Look fwd to your thoughts on this.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 10-24-2011 04:29 PM

I think it is really fine to blog it and then make a post when it is finished, woodworking is also other than wood.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 10-24-2011 04:36 PM

Hi Ken;

It looks good.

I always enjoy playing with steel.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 05:00 PM

The wood gods are pretty ticked off.

(They are mad that I don’t know how to weld. What a weanie I am.)

Lookin’ good,
keep us posted.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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jim C

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#4 posted 10-24-2011 05:02 PM

Absolutely post it. Every project I have ever done has included metal screws…...and sometimes metal hinges!!!!!!

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Bob Kollman

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#5 posted 10-24-2011 05:03 PM

Hello Ken,

Good start, also looks extremly heavy just with the legs.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#6 posted 10-24-2011 05:30 PM

Great start guys can’t wait to see the finish

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#7 posted 10-24-2011 05:38 PM

Looks like ebony legs to me.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 10-24-2011 06:20 PM

Great use of Iron Wood from the UP of Mich…lol

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 10-24-2011 08:58 PM

Hey Ken!

Yes, I see the 2×4… the clamps… the tape measure… the square…pipe clamps… and mallet!

Looks like woodworking to me…

You’re just building a metal frame to hold the Wooden Granite Impregnated Slab you’re making! LOL

Go for it!

Sounds G R E A T !!

Sounds like a Fantastic project!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 10-24-2011 09:22 PM

absolutely…Bring it on!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#11 posted 10-24-2011 10:32 PM

Wish I could weld… no I don’t … if I really wanted to, I would be able to… but I play with wood…. my brother is the welder… who tries to play with wood…. maybe he shouldn’t .. as to your base for your table .. looking good my man… keep it up…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#12 posted 10-25-2011 04:37 AM

Ken, I think most of us are wood-admirers with no real time for “wood gods”. We are all brothers and sisters in the LOVE OF WOOD, but still wish to be open to the knowledge we can garner from the other skills required to enhance the functionality of wood. Welding? OH YEAH, Keep us in the loop. Great work my friend!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#13 posted 10-25-2011 05:25 AM

I consulted the oracles and they don’t see a problem.

Love welding!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#14 posted 10-25-2011 06:12 AM

Are there challenges unique to combining the three materials? Wood of course changes dimension depending on the humidity, granite is extremely stable, how does the relatively moist wood affect the oxidation of the metal? I think this project opens a whole bunch of aspects about the materials we work with.

I miss smithing and welding… maybe I can get back into it someday, in the meantime I will enjoy your posts!

-- "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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#15 posted 10-25-2011 03:30 PM

Looking good!
Keep us up to date…

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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