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THE MAKING OF A COFFEE TABLE PART 3

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Blog entry by kiefer posted 01-20-2013 06:20 PM 1440 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it’s been busy but here is the router pattern I made .
It was planned for yesterday but a friend ask me for a visit to his new place under construction out in the country to measure up some window sills , he has 12” thick walls .


What a beautiful place to build and he has a complete shop there also .

Well on to how I made the pattern .
Two pieces of 1/4” mdf bent around the original form with glue and the cowls for clamping ( sorry forgot the pic ).
I laminated on the form because that way it allows for some spring back as the radius is smaller then the work piece .
Next I drew the pattern onto the laminated router pattern using the original poster board pattern .

Next I cut along the line with the jig saw to remove the waste .

Now for the sanding of the saw cut .
I mounted the pattern to the base blank with three screws leaving it hang over the edge .
The radius sander I build and posted some time ago would not reduce to the proper radius so I improvised by using the the sanding block part only and it worked very well and got a nice perpendicular edge and approval from my apprentice .

Well that is it for today and up next is rough cutting the base and finishing the cuts with the router to final dimensions .
I hope you all have a great weekend ,I sure did .

-- Kiefer 松



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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 01-20-2013 07:08 PM

Nice work and this blog is informative too. Looking forward to the next steps.

Your friend has a NICE place. Too bad all that white stuff is covering the ground, but that also explains the 12’’ thick walls.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 01-20-2013 07:13 PM

Hi Kiefer,

12” thick walls, wow and I thought our 9” thick was pretty hefty. I am glad that Santa is building a nice house there, lol. I’m also surprised that you have your QA expert on hand. He looks pretty intent on checking your work out.

I have to admit that your blog puzzled me a little, as most things do. Are you attaching the pattern just to get the right bend/shape and then removing it again for using it to mark up your bent workpiece?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-20-2013 07:48 PM

Awesome house shop, property and loving coffee table bud

-- jim

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kiefer

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#4 posted 01-20-2013 08:10 PM

Mike
The MDF pattern is for guiding the router when I shape the curved section of the base .
It is attached here to the base to hold it while I sand it .
I will cut the curves on the base with a jigsaw and then attach the pattern and rout to the line .
Hope this explains it better .

-- Kiefer 松

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stefang

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#5 posted 01-20-2013 08:31 PM

Thanks Kiefer, then I guess I did understand it after all.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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shipwright

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#6 posted 01-20-2013 11:48 PM

OK, you got me. .... Why the pattern again?

Is it not the same amount of work (or more) to make the pattern, sand it fair and then trim the actual pieces with it as it would be to do the fairing right on the pieces?

.......or am i missing something? (I do miss a lot you know.) :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#7 posted 01-20-2013 11:59 PM

Hi Kiefer,
Your moving right along nicely on that table! Your friends place looks good! Cold but good! 12” thick walls should keep it toasty warm in there. It was in the low 70’s here in FL today and looking at that snow gives me the chills!
I’ll be looking for your next post to see more of your table build. Stay warm my friend!
Oh… and your litlte helper is cute!
Tony

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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kiefer

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#8 posted 01-21-2013 12:48 AM

Jay
thanks for looking in and the next installment will be along soon .
Jim
Yes that will be a awesome retirement setup and I will go and visit a lot .
My approach is to mount the pattern and use a top bearing flush trim bit to clean up the rough cut I make with the jigsaw ,that way I keep the edge perpendicular to the surface and all edges are the same ,besides with my vision problems ( no depth perception ) I find hard to work with hand tools .

Paul

Tony
Yes it is cold here today -22C but yesterday was a beautiful day here 0C just a perfect day to enjoy winter.
The house is so well insulated the a few candles would keep it warm ,he is using a 300watt heater at the moment and will put in a wood stove to provide all the heat he needs .

-- Kiefer 松

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 01-21-2013 02:33 AM

Your ‘shop foreman’ is certainly keeping a keen eye on your work. Wish I had 10” walls in my house!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Roger

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#10 posted 01-21-2013 11:47 AM

I agree with all that’s been said. Including the chills about all that snow…........ yuck, me no like snow. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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woodshaver

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#11 posted 01-21-2013 01:26 PM

Roger, Is that you? Turn around!!! Your back side looks gr8 too but I’m having a hard time keeping up with your thumbnail pic’s! I had to do some research to see if it was really you! LOL!!!
I love watching what Kiefer is up to! He does such nice work, like many others here on LJ’s.
I hope Kiefer likes the cold. When we lived up north I wouldn’t go out to the shop if it was cold out,
now 65 °F or 18.3 °C is cold to me.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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mafe

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#12 posted 01-21-2013 05:01 PM

What a lovely place and so nice to see some of the tools in action here.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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kiefer

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#13 posted 01-23-2013 03:40 AM

Andy
Yes that little guy is getting good at telling me what to do and those walls a the thing to have ,WAAAARM !
Roger
Wimp should be here when it is -40 C or F ,that is cold and I still go to work but at 90 F I don’t go outside too hot .
Tony
This is a dry cold and a big difference without the humidity in the way it feels .
Mads
Tools in action that’s fun .

-- Kiefer 松

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mafe

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#14 posted 01-23-2013 03:03 PM

I do also love your dog in action.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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