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Thorsen table challenge - tease! #3: INSTALLMENT #2

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Well, I’ve got some more pictures of my process. I started assembly using the beadLock system. Here is a look at the mortise formed by it:

Here is a shot of the 3/8” tenon stock in the mortise.

I used a jigsaw to cut the pattern in the first table apron and then used my router to duplicate in the other three.

I glued up and clamped the front of the table.

My first problem. After gluing up the front and rear table assemblies I noticed that the alignment of my joinery wasn’t perfect. My solution to this problem was to take the assemblies to the tablesaw and to cut the tops even as can be seen here.

The next step was to clamp up the table so I could drill the 5/16” through dowels to attach the side aprons to the front and back assemblies. I chose this method because of the alignment problem I had using the beadlock system. I was the cause of the problem(lack of experience in using it), not the system itself. It’s times like this that I appreciate the horizontal boring ability of my SuperShop.

I decided to use 3/8” dowels to attach the breadboards to the table top. Here are a couple of pictures showing the dowels glued in place.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures and I have a lot of work left to do before my entry into the challenge.

-- Jesus is Lord!



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markrules

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#1 posted 2576 days ago

I like the process pictures much more than the finished project. It give me more of a respect for all that goes into something that will finally look perfect. Good work!

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oscorner

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#2 posted 2576 days ago

Thanks, Mark. I was hoping that it would help others and at the same time it gives me a history of it, so I can go back and see where I need to make changes on any future table project.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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lclashley

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#3 posted 2576 days ago

Are those some Harbor Freight clamps that I see?

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2576 days ago

Nice going OS.
It looks like table top is 5/4 , or is that an illusion? Good Luck !!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Karson

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#5 posted 2576 days ago

Great going OS.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Chip

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#6 posted 2576 days ago

I like watching the process too Os… thanks for doing it this way. I know you said before that the tabletop is 3/4 but I agree with Dick that it still looks like 4/4 or 5/4. Are you using a special lens or anything? Either way, wonderful work! Thanks.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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oscorner

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#7 posted 2576 days ago

My camera makes everything look bigger than it is when I take a close up. It’s 3/4” thick, not 5/4.

Iclashley, those are Harbor Freight clamps. I got a beer budget with champagne taste! I spent all my money on building the shop and the WoodMaster planer/molder/sander. Maybe I’ll be able to sell some projects and upgrade or buy more of them in the future.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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scottb

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#8 posted 2576 days ago

My wife wonders what is so exciting about a horizontal boring machine… and while I appreciate the work in progress… she’ll just have to take my word for it. At least she can appreciate the beauty of the end result!

I’m starting to feel like I’ll be left at the starting line, trying to pin on my race number (drink some more gatorade, pretend to stretch) while everyone else is done!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2576 days ago

That means you just invented a board thickener. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 2576 days ago

I really enjoy your progress photos. I do this all the time and I love watching someone else’s progress? I think it looks like you are shooting for a book or magazine article. Nice progress in the table.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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lclashley

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#11 posted 2576 days ago

My clamp collection is much the same. The table looks great so far.

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oscorner

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#12 posted 2576 days ago

A magazine article! ;^) I’m sure someone else will be more worthy of such an honor. I’m really looking forward to a years subscription for free!

I guess a horizontal boring machine is more exciting if you do a lot of doweling because as can be seen in the photo, I’m able to put the whole table on the table and use the table height adjustment to position the placement of the hole. On a drill press the adjustment would be less.

A board thickener. That would be nice, especially with cherry! LOL.

Scott, just put the screwdrivers down and put some of that creativity into a table and you’ll put my little table to shame. I’m looking forward to all the great tables that are waiting to be made by all of the LumberJocks.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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dennis mitchell

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#13 posted 2576 days ago

Well presented. Looks like we will have lots of great entries!

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 2576 days ago

I too love watching the process!!!
For lots of different reasons!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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scottb

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#15 posted 2576 days ago

Thanks Os… I’ll put the small projects down, just as soon as I bump into the board that most wants to be a table. I thought I found it, but it was fickle… Debbies came pretty close to one of the pictures in my minds eye, a little taller, but similar in rusticity.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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