Butterfly Dining Table #5: Split Top Sliding Assembly

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Blog entry by Guy Dunlap posted 11-24-2015 11:27 PM 970 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After the base assembly is complete, I start working on the sliding mechanism that will carry the split top. I use maple for some of the parts, and walnut for the slides that will be attached to the table top when I complete it.

Although not very complex, it is a design that demands precision to work correctly.

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#1 posted 11-26-2015 02:23 AM

Very interesting and informative video, I enjoyed watching it.

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#2 posted 11-26-2015 03:36 AM

Very interesting and informative video, I enjoyed watching it.

- Oldtool

Thanks! I know it’s an unusual use for drawer slides, however it solves a lot of problems I have had in the past with wooden slides.

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#3 posted 12-09-2015 01:42 PM

You are a perfectionist Guy. Looking and coming along nicely

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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