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Trestle dining table #4: attaching the beam to the verticlas

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Blog entry by moshel posted 01-18-2013 06:59 AM 967 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: beam and finishing the uprights Part 4 of Trestle dining table series Part 5: Putting on finish and assembling the base »

verticals were grouped into pairs, and double taped so the outsides will be face to face (this way the hole will be nice and smooth on the outside). it is important to mark the pairs as the drilling is never the same unless done together.

all nice and drilled

i did not take pictures of the next stage. you dry assemble the uprights and he beam and mark where to drill with the same bit. again, it is important to keep orientation and affinity to the pair that used for the marking.

drilled on the drill press, made some threaded rods, used the nuts from last time and voila!

it is rock solid!

next i will put some finish on (combination of tung oil and white oxide, wiped off and left to dry)

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



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matai

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#1 posted 01-18-2013 07:16 AM

It’s looking beautiful as well as bomb-proof! What’s “white oxide”? It’s totally new to me.

-- Dave, Christchurch NZ

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moshel

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#2 posted 01-18-2013 07:20 AM

its a white pigment sold for next to nothing at mainland paints. they have many interesting things there. look at their site. they also know what they are talking about. they have shellac (blond and amber) and pure tung oil. everything is reasonably priced….

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

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matai

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#3 posted 01-18-2013 07:28 AM

I buy my paint etc. from Mainland. A friend gave me a trade discount card for there, which is handy.

-- Dave, Christchurch NZ

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moshel

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#4 posted 01-18-2013 07:30 AM

They are nice people – they give me trade discount (I think) even without the card :-)

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

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#5 posted 01-18-2013 03:46 PM

nice progress! That beech is a nice wood – will be curious how the oxide treatment turns out.

...sure, now you find the ultimate source for finishing products in NZ!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 01-18-2013 05:26 PM

You REALLY do NICE work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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