Constructing "Tall Table"

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Blog entry by KnickKnack posted 07-17-2012 11:00 AM 5182 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Usual caveat – you’re unlikely to learn much here. And, if you’re wondering why everything seems to be done with a router table. well, that’s because that’s all I have!

So you don’t need to go to the project page which is here, the finished item looks like this…

I need to cut slight recesses for the ash angles heading towards the centre, I do this by clamping the piece, vertically, to my jig, except, rather than flat, using a spacer at one end…

I need angled ash to fit into that recess. For this, again clamping to the jig, except using a clamp as a spacer so the piece isn’t flush against the fence. This gets me close enough that a little card-scraping and sanding makes a nice fit…

Fit, glue, add some spirit to see how it’s going…

I cut the slots in the legs all in one go, again by clamping to my jig…

I was originally going to go with 45° on the top, but that just didn’t seem right. After some thought, I came up with this…

The wood spacers on the left, which must be parallel to the fence, create the angle. After cutting about 1/3 (the piece is heading away from us in the picture), I apply the ash spacer (held with 2 clamps) so the piece doesn’t suddenly come to an end and slide into the fence.

Thoughts, comments, etc etc – welcome

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#1 posted 07-17-2012 11:46 AM

hats off to you KK

where there is a will
there is a way

mind boggling
what you could do
with more tools

excellent !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-17-2012 12:36 PM

Some super fabricating. Very nice table and design.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 07-17-2012 01:07 PM

...when Less is More

I very much like your design. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 07-17-2012 01:18 PM

Fantastic table. Some great thought in getting the pieces held and cut.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 07-17-2012 02:09 PM

Don’t need no stinkin’ table saw!

Nice job of using what you have to do anything you want.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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