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Butterfly Dining Table #7: Cutting, Sizing and Framing the Top

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Blog entry by Guy Dunlap posted 12-18-2015 12:21 AM 1721 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In this video, I cut the three pieces that make up the top that totals 8’ when fully expanded. I also show how to install the butterfly hinges for the folding extension.Then I cut corners off and prepare the lumber for the solid wood frame along with making a solid “inlay” detail around the entire top.

As always, I welcome your questions and comments!

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robswork

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#1 posted 12-18-2015 05:53 AM

if its just the corners you are going to rout I would use a walnut spline. However an maple inlay all the way around would look nice and match what you have done.

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#2 posted 12-18-2015 12:18 PM



if its just the corners you are going to rout I would use a walnut spline. However an maple inlay all the way around would look nice and match what you have done.

- robswork

Thanks Rob. I have considered that, and right now I am still looking at the different options. Thanks for the input, I do appreciate it!

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#3 posted 12-18-2015 01:37 PM

How (or did) you joint those really long walnut pieces after you ripped them on the bandsaw?

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#4 posted 12-18-2015 02:23 PM

That is an impressive piece of work.

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#5 posted 12-18-2015 10:40 PM



How (or did) you joint those really long walnut pieces after you ripped them on the bandsaw?

- jussi

Hey Jussi. All the pieces were face jointed, squared and the run through the thickness planer for both width and thickness.

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#6 posted 12-18-2015 10:41 PM



That is an impressive piece of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thanks Charles! Hopefully I will have it complete soon. I know that would make my wife very happy!

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#7 posted 12-19-2015 02:03 AM

Very nice job on the table top, Guy. I don’t think I’d introduce another species like cherry into the table top. I like robwork’s idea of doing the maple inlay along the entire side of the top though.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Guy Dunlap

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#8 posted 12-19-2015 12:08 PM



if its just the corners you are going to rout I would use a walnut spline. However an maple inlay all the way around would look nice and match what you have done.

- robswork

Hey Rob. Yeah, it’s going to be just the corners. I am leaning towards keeping it simple and just using walnut, and covering the exposed end grain.

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#9 posted 12-27-2015 11:45 AM

Looking mighty fine

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