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TV Table: Assembly time

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-23-2013 12:21 AM 1337 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When the table was last worked on, I had two sides in the clamps

No, that isn’t a glue squeeze out running down the apron’s side, turns out it is a Powder post Beetle track. Sans Beetle, of course. I dry fitted the rest of the parts and laid out for some corner blocks. Gave me a chance to try out my new Miter box

An Atkins 11 point panel saw. Got the four blocks cut, and some holes drilled. Needed a counter sink the set the screws in

I chucked this one in the drill press. Screwed and glued the four corner blocks and the two end aprons were glued into their spots.

The corner blocks needed one more hole drilled, though. I needed a sloted hole so I could attach the base to the top.

Drill straight down through the middle of the block, then rock the drill bit front to rear a few times until a slot appears.

Used four 1-5/8” long screws to attach the top. Gave everything from the underside of the top, to the leg’s feet, a coat of BLO. I didn’t put any on the top’s edges, needed a place to grab while sitting the table up on it’s own four feet. I did find out something about the apron stock

Those areas the BLO darkened up? Not a blotch, that is end grain! The way the grain was running in that board, I was getting a lot of end grain like “grain”. Not too bad, considering I resawed that stock last year, from an old RAFTER that was 2” by 5” by 10 feet long. Shame that this is about the last of that wood…

I also BLO’d the top’s top, and the edges. Them knots took a lot to fill them up. I wipe it all down later, and start the poly appling later. So far, so good…

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



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#1 posted 02-23-2013 04:24 AM

Goming together nicely!

Yesterday, you did aprons & leg assemblies…
Yesterday, I worked aprons & leg assembly!

Today, you’ve applied BLO…
Today, I also apllied BLO!

Today, you complete assembly…
Today, I put off assembly, until tomorrow!!!

Didn’t want it to look like a case of stalking!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 04:27 AM

About ready for a coat or two of varnish

Found a crack in the top, as well …..

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

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 04:32 AM

Did you say you are a crack pot???

Opps, I read that wrong….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 04:39 AM

Cracked top is alright, TV will be sitting on it. At least it didn’t blow up on me….

BLO STINKS! Nasty smelling stuff..

Will see how Mr. Minwax does tomorrow. If it works out, this will be off the Project land..

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

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