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Thorsen table challenge - tease!

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Blog series by oscorner updated 08-13-2007 04:35 AM 8 parts 10361 reads 118 comments total

Part 1: Oscorner is taking the challenge!

03-31-2007 02:04 PM by oscorner | 12 comments »

Well, I’ve begun the work of preparing stock and cutting the parts to size. I’ve taken some rough sawn Louisiana cherry and jointed it and made several passes through my WoodMaster planer to bring it within the deminsions needed. I didn’t have a board wide enough to make the table top from, so I had to glue up three boards to make it. It will be more stable this way, anyhow. After cutting the boards to length, I let them sit in my shop for several days. Partly to allow ...

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Part 2: Oscorner has pictures!

04-01-2007 01:43 PM by oscorner | 19 comments »

As promised here they are: First is a picture of the rough sawn cherry wood that I cut select sections from. Next, the WoodMaster turns the rough sawn wood to something of beauty: I checked the downloaded plans as I contemplate the direction of the changes that I will make to it: I cut the legs: Days later I tried a few design options for the legs, but opted to keep it simple: Last but not least, the table top boards are glued up:

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Part 3: INSTALLMENT #2

04-05-2007 04:53 AM by oscorner | 30 comments »

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 ...

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Part 4: Thorsen table top

04-19-2007 03:55 AM by oscorner | 21 comments »

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.

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Part 5: I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

04-25-2007 12:09 PM by oscorner | 7 comments »

Well everyone I tried to post this a couple of nights ago, but it seems we had some technical difficulties. I’m glad it has been fixed. I cut my dowels to length on the table aprons: Added another cross member to the front and back assemblies: Then setup to drill for the addition of some 1/2” buttons for a decreative element: Had to make my own table top hold downs: And route slots in which to allow for wood movement for the hold downs: Last but not le...

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Part 6: Thorsen table, OOPS!

04-29-2007 08:26 PM by oscorner | 9 comments »

Have you ever had one of those days? I thought that I would continue drilling holes on my Thorsen Table to add my decorative buttons over the through dowels. So last night I went into the shop and put another coat of polyurathane on my table top. Then, I began setting up a fostner bit to begin drilling. Well, the beginning of the ”OOPS” actually began when I put the bit up a couple of days ago. Since the box that my fostner bits are in isn’t marked for easy viewing, I ...

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Part 7: JockMike's Thorsen Table revealed!

05-11-2007 07:58 PM by oscorner | 11 comments »

These are the latest pictures of what my buddy, Jockmike has been doing: As you can see, he has been very busy. Great looking table, too!

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Part 8: IT HAS ARRIVED!! ;^)

08-13-2007 04:35 AM by oscorner | 9 comments »

I’ve waited and waited…I’ve even questioned, Martin and JockMike…and low and behold it has finally arrived! My Popular Woodworking magazine! Now I can proudly display it on the project that I made in order to receive it. Thanks Popular Woodworking and LumberJocks!

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