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Blog entry by TemplateTom posted 1598 days ago 888 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I was requested to produce a couple of small tables for our church, not tables you would sit at but small tables to add a vase of flowers to elevate them of the ground 200mm high.

This did create a problem because of the size of the various pieces I would require to produce in the construction. I needed to keep Safety as a high priority.

The centre column was made up from six pieces of material at an angle of 60 degrees to form a hexagon.

The three legs were produced from material 120mm long amd 90mm wide.

Then came the decision as to what joint I would use to construct the tables. Alternative joints for consideration were the simple Biscuit joint, or dowelling, or maybe mortice and tenon. That selection required some form of clamping arrangement which we all know is a problem when we do not have an edge to attach the clamp to. So the only other consideration was to insert sliding dovetails and that was what i did.

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There was also a small design factor on both sides of the leg to be considered.

All the processes were carried out with the router mainly in the plunge mode and certainly template guides were used.

When giving demonstrations at our local wood how in 2008 I presented a number of video presentations, and the making of the column and a larger leg (the small table leg was only the top section of the leg I had presented) are available for viewing on You Tube. I must try and master posting them here.
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Tom

-- Getting more from my router with the aid of Template Guides Selection of Projects listed on You -Tube "Routing with Tom O'Donnell"



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#1 posted 1597 days ago

I like your design Tom.

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#2 posted 1597 days ago

Many Thanks I will give it a go
Tom

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#3 posted 1597 days ago

Here is the method I used to make the hexagonal column produced with greater safety awareness

Some where on the vieo Introduction to the Author you will see a small section on producing a leg for a three legged table (A much bigger table than the small ones for the church but the same principle was involved) As the templates and Jig to produce the small leg is relatively new I have not had the time to produce a video; I will have to wait until it cools down as we are having temperatures up into the 40’s. I also introduced the new technique of adding the feature to both faces of the leg; one of the processes i consider better constructed with the router in the plunge mode.

Tom

Tom

-- Getting more from my router with the aid of Template Guides Selection of Projects listed on You -Tube "Routing with Tom O'Donnell"

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#4 posted 1597 days ago

Wel I have found another host for my videos. Here is the method I used when I first designed the templates for the wine table leg in 2008. I have re-designed the Jig and templte layout to rout two legs in the one sitting also I have added another template to allow me to insert the design on the sides of the legs (Both sides)
This may give you something to work on The template guide I wasusing was 40mm (1-1/2” would also do)

Tom
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Small leg for a wine table @ Yahoo!7 Video</div>

-- Getting more from my router with the aid of Template Guides Selection of Projects listed on You -Tube "Routing with Tom O'Donnell"

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