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Trestle dining table #1: Making the feet

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Blog entry by moshel posted 12-29-2012 01:20 AM 1633 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This blog will follow my build of a dining trestle table from WOOD magazine #28 (you can see how it looks on the store ( http://www.woodstore.net/trestletable1.html ).

The trestle table is very delicate compared to most and uses laminated blanks to be strong enough. the original plan is “fixed” (not breakup) but i will modify it a little.

OK, to work:
after gluing up the blanks, I cut them roughly to shape on the bandsaw. unlike the plan that calls for exact cut and sanding i decided to use router template.

here you can see the laminations

I prefer to do my routing outside as its messy. here is the blank “clamped” to a sawhorse, after the first pass that used the mdf template.

second pass used the first pass as template

for the last pass i flipped the blank and used bit with bearing at the end and used the second pass as template

here it is… still have to trim the ends.

That’s it for today. its the school holidays so not much free time.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...



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#1 posted 12-29-2012 01:48 AM

Went to the page but it says Not found?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 02:19 AM

sorry, fixed

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 03:04 AM

thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 12-29-2012 03:54 PM

Looks good. Keep us posted on your progress.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 12-29-2012 07:06 PM

Coming along nicely. Two of these pieces are the base of the trestle, do the other two support the top? What’s the wood?

-- Dave, Christchurch NZ

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#6 posted 12-29-2012 07:09 PM

yes, two are the feet, two are the supports.

wood is from my infinite stock of European beech from the tree i milled some years ago.
lots of tension in this wood so the lamination actually was a good idea.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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