Easy Shop Table - Planer Table #2: Building the legs...

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Blog entry by Lockwatcher posted 03-27-2011 12:50 AM 7683 reads 4 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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All of the lumber for the legs has been sized…now to glue them up…

I cut a small piece of the “frame” lumber, so that it would be easier to glue up the legs with the proper sized notch. The final size of the legs is 24 1/2” long (the glued up short section is 5” shorter than the longer piece; 19 1/2” in this case).

Above: The first leg is glued-up. Check the size of your notch with a sample cut from your upper or lower frame lumber.

After the glue dries for a little while (10 minutes?). I added screws (removing clamps as I add them). I use five 2 1/2” screws for each leg.

Above: The first three legs are glued and screwed together. Once the glue gels-up scraped it off and sand them a bit.

NOTE: I did get a little sneaky. I ripped my legs slightly wide (about a 1/16” or so). This will allow me to use my jointer to clean up the glued edge on the legs after it dries. After jointing the edge, a little sanding and your ready to go…

Below: The last leg is glued together – bless the indispensible bar clamp! Notice the 2 1/2” block laying on the table to check the size of the notch.

I need to run to the big box store for some more screws before I can assemble the upper and lower frames. This will allow the glue to dry on the legs, so they will be ready to use..

NEXT: In part three, we will finish up the legs, and build the upper and lower frames..

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio,

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