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Coffee Table - Red Oak & Padauk #1: Table Top

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Blog entry by Mosquito posted 826 days ago 1308 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m in the process of building a coffee table for my apartment. I’m using Red Oak and Padauk for this. It’s going to be a relatively basic basic table.

It was an extremely nice day for this in March. Yes, I started this in March… outside… in shorts… in MN… did I mention my distaste for this “winter”?

Anyway, I started by using my [home made] router table to shave a pair of 3/4×11.25” boards down to 11” wide to use for the table top

I then used my biscuit joiner for assembling the top. I must say, I’m quite pleased with the porter cable, except the dust/woodchip bag…

Chips would hit the front of the bag and stop, causing a backup into the dust port and the next thing I knew I had chips and sawdust coming out of everywhere and filling the slot with it as well… I found it much better to just use it by removing the bag, and angling the bag mounting assembly away from me. Since I was working outside (and didn’t have my Rigid Wet/Dry Vac yet) this was fine for me.

I then proceeded to glue up the top. The best flat level space I found was an old dining table in our basement

That’s it for this entry. There will be another one soon, once I get the pictures from this past weekend up and ready.

Thanks for checking it out.
-Mos

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods



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#1 posted 825 days ago

Hey,

This winter was a lot like our MN springs? Shorts? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 825 days ago

Yes it was, it was quite terrible… Snowmobile never even got out of the garage…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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