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End Table, out of Ash #9: Glued up, and assembled

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-03-2018 05:18 AM 473 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: glue up prep, and other things Part 9 of End Table, out of Ash series Part 10: Time for a PIP »

Combine two days of shop times…..A glue up was done…Saturday….I did it as a series of sub-assemblies…Had the two ends already glued up. The assmbled shelf frame was ready to go….Laid one end assembly on the bench,,,added the shelf section and the two long aprons…glue of all the tenons..and a couple fingers….

Two pipe clamps were set up, to clamp the shelf section to the two ends, once the second end was driven onto the tenons. then set the corner blocks in place, with screws and glue…then set the assembly onto the floor..

Wanted to make sure things didn’t rock too badly…F style clamps were now in the way..

Second batch of pipe clamps. Assembly was a bit out of square…removed the F clamps, slide the pipe clamps down a bit..

A diagonal clamp was added, to pull the top into square,,,then the top corner blocks were added..

To keep things square…had to set the assembly up off the floor…

Dungeon Creek had started in..

Should be able to keep it’s dainty feet dry up there?

Let this sit overnight…was going to watch a football game…gave that up about 2 minutes before Halftime…

Removed the clamps..cut and sized two plywood panels…using a third one as a pattern…hate when things come up too short. Beads of glue into the rebates,,slap the panels into place….add a few c clamps and cauls to keep them there…

One caul needed a thin wedge under it, to push the middle of a shelf down flat….set this mess over onto the floor.
Place the panel for the top onto the base..

Hmm, this might take a bit. Beltsander with new 80 grit belt…cambered jack plane..and a #4c plane..

To get both sides flat and almost smooth…Needed to mark a curved cut on the corners..

Nothing fancy, used a old pint paint can as a pattern…made the cuts on the bandsaw…beltsander to smooth the saw marks out…reset the router a bit deeper…

Edge details match the other end tables in the room. More sanding..

Both before the router and after…sander used to be my dad’s…flipped the top over, good side down…
Base needed slots drilled..

So I can attach the base to the top..screws and washers….centered the base onto the top…got one long edge just about right…two screws to hold it there….added a clamp..

To pull things into square, again…then added the screws for that side..

Top is attached. While the table was up where I could work on things…

Dug up the block of Walnut, and the plug cutter. Needed 2 plugs, made 3…nice to have a spare on hand.
Installed a plug where the counter-bored holes were..

Will let them sit overnight, then trim them flush…I set the table back onto the floor..

After I had installed foot pads. Those just get nailed in place. Waiting on glue to cure.

Swept the mess up..

And hauled the dryer load of clothes upstairs…called it a day

Tomorrow,maybe take the clamps off? Need two “filler strips” made. May be out of the rest of the Walnut? Get those glued down. And, more sanding..220 grit?....stay tuned….almost to the finish line

Just a simple, little table..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use



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lew

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#1 posted 12-03-2018 02:31 PM

Coming along! I like the corner braces, too!

My basement pool hasn’t started to fill, YET, hoping the rain holds off enough to let the ground water go down.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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dbray55

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#2 posted 12-03-2018 02:47 PM

Very nice, will look great when done

-- David in Palm Bay - retired and loving it!

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