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My 1st PIECRUST TILT TOP TABLE #9

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Blog entry by a1Jim posted 07-19-2009 11:12 PM 4825 reads 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 1st PIECRUST TILT TOP TABLE #9

In routing out the center of our top it creates the possibility of our top cupping because of the moisture content inside the wood ,the way to over come this problem is to either seal your top in a large plastic bag or keep it clamped so it can not warp I choose the latter.
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Well we have our table top routered out ,hopefully we were careful and watched all the details as we went along making our details
Crisp clean and consistent. I did not. So here’s all the extra work I caused myself.

The top and bottom edge of my piecrust were not consistent so I had to hand carve trim both of these details adding at least 12 hours of extra work .

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Ok some of this smoothing and detail work is still necessary but far less if you check the details after routing ever phase and section of your outer edge details.

One operation is to even out the corners were the router can’t conform so you need to trim the detail back to were the rest of the inside lower part of the details cut like this

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Here are some of the many tools to clean up (and in my case carve) the details.

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Were are we now? Assuming we have kept turning our table top round and round an scraped and cleaned all defects from the details now we have to do the same for the middle section. . When all of that is done now it’s sanding time. The whole center can be sanded with a random orbital sander but the edge must be sanded by hand progressing through the grits from 60-at least 150.

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When your through the top will look like this.

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It’s been work and fun making a lot of jigs,routing and sanding to get this point but we now have our Pie crust table top most of the way there.

In #10 we will talk about conecting the battens plus the pedistal,legs and bird cage

EDIT HEY FOLKS SORRY FOR THE DELAY ON THE REST OF THE PIECRUST BLOG, MY OUT OF SHOP WORK HAS DELAYED THE REST OF THE STORY

Link to Charles Neil’s The Magic of Routers
Were I got this whole process from.

http://charlesneilwoodworking.com/dvdplayer.php?id=61

Links to my pie crust table blogs

#1 http://lumberjocks.com/a1Jim/blog/10077

#2 http://lumberjocks.com/topics/9201#reply-94838

#3 http://lumberjocks.com/a1Jim/blog/10086

#4 http://lumberjocks.com/a1Jim/blog/10088

#5 http://lumberjocks.com/a1Jim/blog/10090

#6 http://lumberjocks.com/a1Jim/blog/10096

#7 http://lumberjocks.com/a1Jim/blog/10106

#8 http://lumberjocks.com/a1Jim/blog/10113

#9 http://lumberjocks.com/a1Jim/blog/10124

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture



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Don K.

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#1 posted 07-19-2009 11:29 PM

Getting better by the moment Jim…..It really is turning out great !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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patron

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#2 posted 07-19-2009 11:30 PM

it’s all in the details ,
good save jim .
and you have helped many ,
by not ” glossing over ”
the problems .
as to sanding , better you ,
than me !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Kent Shepherd

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#3 posted 07-19-2009 11:48 PM

Hey Jim, This series is incredible! Until now, I’ve only seen Martha Stewart do a “Pie Crust”
You put her to shame.
Do I need to loan you some tools. I’m afraid you don’t have enough to finish the job. Maybe a few Routers, perhaps? It’s all coming along nicely

Thanks for sharing. I know you spent a lot of tme, and we all appreciate it greatly.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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patron

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#4 posted 07-20-2009 12:19 AM

well you saw it here first guys !
now remember :
charles nell
a1jim
garyk
martha stewart .
every thing else is just ,
” pie in the sky ”?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dan'um Style

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#5 posted 07-20-2009 12:30 AM

What did Micheal Jackson say to Farrah Fawccet ? .... nice table blog JIM

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 07-20-2009 02:37 AM

Nice work on the pie crust Jim. Can’t wait to see the next move.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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kiwi1969

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#7 posted 07-20-2009 09:13 AM

Jim. what are those small chisel planes in the 4th and 5th pics, Is the double bladded one homemade? I,ve not seen one like that, and who makes them?

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#8 posted 07-20-2009 11:32 AM

Hey Jim,
Lot’s of work been done here and lot’s learned on the way…...well done.

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#9 posted 07-20-2009 02:15 PM

Jim, nice work. keep the series coming.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#10 posted 07-20-2009 04:24 PM

Thanks everyone
Hey Kiwi The small chisel plane and the double bladed scraper plane are both e bay purchases The small chisel plane is made by someone that sells on e bay and the other was part of group of tools bought there also.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 07-20-2009 08:36 PM

Hi Jim!
We’ve been up at the cabin, so this is my first look at your project.

You’ve taken on quite a chore, but it looks like you’re going to have a successful outcome.

Now that you have all of the templates made, I suppose you’ll be spitting em out left, & right.

I’ll be looking for further posts.

I’ll bet this would look nice made out of Birch, if it’s available in your area, & I think it carves nicer.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#12 posted 07-20-2009 08:52 PM

Hey Daivid
I’m really disappointed about the sanding thing DARN!!!
You forgot to include the master woodworker AKA Patron on your list .

Hey Dick and Barb
I’ve those photo’s of that great cabin next time you do the blog and I’ll go to your cabin. :-))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#13 posted 08-06-2009 05:30 AM

Hello Jim
Wondering about your progress

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 08-06-2009 05:45 AM

Hey Dan
Thanks for asking .Work has been slow this year for my furniture and contracting business so just as I was trying to wrap up this blog my Construction business received 3 jobs and I had to get to work. I’m sorry for the delay . I’ll try to get the rest of the blog wrapped up as soon as possible.
Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 08-06-2009 05:52 AM

This is amazing stuff. I have never seen anything like it. Never thought of a pie crust table as a relief carving. Thanks, I have learned from this one. Roz.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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