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Parlor Table (?) #3: Top Don't Fit? Trim the Table!

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 08-09-2014 04:43 PM 906 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Some Progress Part 3 of Parlor Table (?) series Part 4: Final Resizing & Cutting Marble »

So I have an old marble slab that’s been cut for a 1” overhang on either side of the beat-up table base:

The base had to be completely disassembled to make this mod possible…

I measured the new sides and marked a square line for the sidewall cuts, then used the Stanley mitrebox to do 80% of the work before flipping the piece and finishing up.

The legs needed attention next. This base sat on earth, inside a shed, for years so there was some wicking of moisture to the ends of the legs.

I screwed a simple stop block down for the RAS cuts, they’re all the same length now ((sorry, no pics).

The base has exactly one decorative detail, a bead that surrounds the entire piece.

I think the bead got away from the maker here, though.

With the sides cut to length, the palm ROS was pressed into service, glue was applied in all the proper places, nails were put back in and clampage happened.

It’s not rocket science, but notice in the last pic above the spacers put between the legs. I noticed the legs were somewhat splayed, so while all glue was still pliable I placed the blocks. Seemed to be a good idea, we’ll see if the legs hold alignment once the clamps are removed…

That’s all for now. We should be doing more cleanup and working with the top and drawer runners next time…
As always, thanks for looking.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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iceman50

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#1 posted 08-09-2014 05:44 PM

I’m watching with amazement !!!!!

-- Stay cool.

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#2 posted 08-09-2014 06:02 PM

Lookin’ fun now…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#3 posted 08-09-2014 06:13 PM

Ever cut marble with a hacksaw before? Where there’s a will…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#4 posted 08-09-2014 07:04 PM

Marble with a hacksaw? Now we’re cooking in Crisco!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 08-09-2014 07:47 PM

You could also use an angle grinder to cut those, but I know you like to use hand tools.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 08-09-2014 07:53 PM

:-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 08-09-2014 08:09 PM

Smitty, how about a few more details on cutting that marble. I have a large slab from an old display, seems like a good idea to cut down to usable pieces.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#8 posted 08-09-2014 11:34 PM

Heck, the hacksaw was my ONLY saw for many clueless years…it will cut marble, antler, jasper, leather, tile, tires, wood, and even flesh! LOL.

You guys cut that rock stuff when it’s wet…the dust is deadly…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#9 posted 08-09-2014 11:44 PM

It took 20 minutes. Dust lost to gravity, trust me…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#10 posted 08-10-2014 04:06 AM

Great idea with the spacers in the legs.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#11 posted 08-10-2014 02:47 PM

Kevin, I don’t have much more detail to offer on the marble cut. I took a few swipes on a scrap piece and it seemed to work, without destroying the blade. I then worked a cut across the piece as a guide for the cross cut. About 20 minutes later it was cut.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#12 posted 08-10-2014 05:07 PM

The cut end was ‘jointed’ this way:

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#13 posted 08-10-2014 08:24 PM

Thanks Smitty. I’ll post a pic of a potential shop fixture tonite!

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#14 posted 08-10-2014 10:50 PM

Update later tonight…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#15 posted 08-11-2014 04:15 PM

Fantastic.

-- ~Tony

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