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Thorsen table challenge - tease! #4: Thorsen table top

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Blog entry by oscorner posted 04-19-2007 03:55 AM 894 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been away from the shop for a while, but have pictures of my latest work on the Thorsen table:

I decided to add some White Oak to the table top to give it some contrast and hopefully some extra elegance.

I’m using 3/8” dowels to make the connection.

Here is an end view:

And I had to give you a view of the SuperShop horizontal boring setup:

If you look just past the chuck you get a glimps of the homemade seperator I made.

-- Jesus is Lord!



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Don

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#1 posted 04-19-2007 04:10 AM

Mark, great to see you using a separator.

I’m curious about your intended method of attaching the breadboard ends. What have you planned to accommodate wood movement?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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oscorner

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#2 posted 04-19-2007 04:41 AM

Don, call me foolish, but I was unable to come up with a answer to your question when trying to decide how I was going to attach the breadboards. Do I just glue the two end dowels and slot the others? Since the moisture content of the wood being used is around 7% I’m hopeful that wood movement won’t be an issue on this small table top. Besides, I’ve also added White Oak to both sides of the table top(pictures to come) and they in turn are glued to the breadboards. Any suggestions would be appreciated should I make another one in the future.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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scottb

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#3 posted 04-19-2007 05:02 AM

Close Os… glue the middle one, and slot the outer ones.

-- 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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#4 posted 04-19-2007 05:07 AM

Mark, We are in Louisiana ya know. You know how our humidity changes. If I were you I would either take pictures of it the day you are finished or glue the center dowel and slot all the others with no glue.

Good Luck

Bill

-- Make Dust

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 04-19-2007 05:34 AM

Looking good Os,
It looks like you have any movement covered with that overlap, which I like.
I’d just glue the center, & slot the others.

-- -** 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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oscorner

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#6 posted 04-19-2007 05:38 AM

Thanks for the information, guys, but I’m affraid it is too late! I should have asked first, then glued. Hopefully it will last past the end of the contest as I’m running out of time to complete it and the end of May is coming fast. Oh well, chaulk it up as another lesson learned. ;^)

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Don

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#7 posted 04-19-2007 06:06 AM

Mark, I have an article for you on this subject. See your PM for details.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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scottb

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#8 posted 04-19-2007 06:08 AM

keep the ac running, hopefully it’s small enough for no ill effect.

My in-laws have a beautiful new table made from reclaimed wide pine floorboards, unfortunately the builder must have screwed the breadboard in snugly. One afternoon the table cracked – loudly, now it has a decorative slot up the middle. It broke along the grain, not a glue-line. Adds to the 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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oscorner

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#9 posted 04-19-2007 06:23 AM

Live and learn. :^(

-- Jesus is Lord!

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woodspar

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#10 posted 04-19-2007 06:35 AM

Every project a lesson.

-- John

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Obi

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#11 posted 04-19-2007 06:39 AM

Aint no way I can compete with this…

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oscorner

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#12 posted 04-19-2007 06:42 AM

COME ON OBI…COMPETE!! I’ll be disqualified for a crack in my table top.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Karson

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#13 posted 04-19-2007 07:01 AM

Good looking View

-- 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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frank

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#14 posted 04-19-2007 10:42 AM

Hi Mark,
—-looking good!
And if it cracks well then you have ‘character’ as rustic….Rustic Greene and Greene.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#15 posted 04-19-2007 07:05 PM

Scott,

Must have been a good glue joint, then!

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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