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Blog entry by lumberhack posted 03-29-2011 11:39 PM 3637 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Pardon my French! Today I really let the expletives fly! I had a job cancel, so I grabbed a couple of table legs and headed out into the sun. I routed a round over on both and sanded them out with 180 grit paper. They were looking good. About this time 3 helicopters began to hover over my house due to a cougar being cornered in a neighbors yard (a real cougar – not an old lady into overly waxed boys :-) Anyhow back to the table. I thought I might rout a couple of flutes onto the 2 flat sides of each leg. I threw some 2 sided tape on a chunk of Trex slapped it on the router base and began to free hand it. This is the exact moment that my day turned ugly. I guess I wasnt pulling against the guide hard enough (hard to concentrate with 3 copters thumping overhead) as the wood shifted about 1/2” I ended up with a gouge off to the side of my flute. No big deal, I would change my design and run a couple of perpendicular flutes of the long flute. I ripped the trex of the router and slapped it on the leg pushed it down to get it to stick, and free handed a short line.


Not my original idea but I thought I might add another short line or two it would be OK. Now I just needed to get the second leg to match the first. I grabbed my Trex block set it on leg #2 and measured its location and it looked about right. I looked up as my wife drove in the driveway, I waved hi and grabbed the router, not realizing I had never pushed the Trex down to adhere it. Well this is where it turned ugly:

So here is where I am at now. At least my day was better than the mountain lion’s – They killed him. I am open to suggestions!!
Mark



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Mike Gager

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 11:48 PM

router out the messed up area and glue in a patch

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#2 posted 03-30-2011 12:10 AM

Well, I have just caught up on my reading of your blog. Oh dear on the leg cut. I guess what I would do is simply make the horizontal cuts twice as wide to cover up the curvy line. Actually, if it were me I would have never put the router lines on in the first place. LOL I think the legs looked great just as they were. But- since you have made the cut- rather than cut out a whole new leg and starting over, I think I would just widen the horizontal cuts. I will be curious to see what you decide to do. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 03-30-2011 01:20 AM

Thanks for the input! I have to agree with you Rivergirl. After I started, I was asking myself WHY??? Anyway, I took the legs to the bandsaw and took a 5/16” slice off the routed side. belt sanded it smooth, re-routed the round over, resanded with 100 grit and threw a coat of Danish oil on to seal the wood a little. I am out of the woods (for how long is anybodies guess) the legs still need a 4” through mortise and a blind mortise. Cheers! Mark

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#4 posted 03-30-2011 01:26 AM

Nice recovery, good thing those legs are nice and thick, I think you’re well on your way here my friend. And whatever you do dont put on your wifes fuzzy robe and go crawlin around the neighborhood id like to see this table finished lol.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#5 posted 03-30-2011 02:14 AM

Very funny :-) but the cat is on a steel table somewhere. In the foothills around us there are a lot of deer that we are not allowed to hunt. As the number of deer continues to grow, so does the cougar population. Occasionally the mountain lions are spotted near homes and every effort is made to kill them as oppossed to relocation. I have never heard of animal control shooting a dart.

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#6 posted 03-30-2011 06:16 AM

Maybe you should be building a redwood hunting blind. Too bad some of those deer aren’t made into chili. Good luck with the table, I like making redwood tables, waiting to see yours

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#7 posted 03-30-2011 08:53 AM

Nice save on the legs. I don’t own a big bandsaw, so naturally the bandsaw didn’t come to mind for the suggestions on saving. Resawing was a great idea- and now the error is as if it never was. :) Thinner legs will probably look better in the long run anway.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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