Coffee Table Build #7: Bottom Trim

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Blog entry by RoadHogg posted 11-29-2014 11:28 PM 1064 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Like the top trim, I created the bottom trim on my router table, this time using a large bead/roundover bit and a small bead bit. I then set up my new Incra miter gauge on the table saw and mitered the trim. The miters came out really good, but not perfect. A little filler was employed to take up the slack and I don’t think anyone will ever notice.

I ran a couple of grooves on the back side of the trim due to its thickness and width. This should help stabilize it a little, so it remains flat against the case side.

The feet were installed about 3/16” proud of the case side so I could then set the trim directly on them to get it alighned properly.


-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang,

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#1 posted 11-30-2014 01:13 PM

Looks good to me!
Regarding the mitre – over cut the length (1.5 mm (or 1 /32nd) and plane in with a decent block plane from the top down.
Is it oak? If it is, use some sawdust and glue mixed up as your filler taking care not to get too much on the face?

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