"With a Twist" old fashion card table

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Project by Rogue posted 01-29-2009 06:46 PM 2248 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the top from my circle cutter router table jig. We have some walnut, asian mahogany, and even a little piece of alder that found it’s way into the composition. I wrapped it all up with some bubinga and four maple feet. It’s finished with some good ole tough oil (best finish there is). The leg and sun disc are turned.

My favorite part of this though is the folding mechanism. Instead of the traditional hinged top, I got the idea for a twisting top. The top of the center leg is drilled and cut at opposit 45 degree angles with an accel. This allows the top to twist down into the folded possition. Its amszing to watch a that figured wood catch the light as the table spins up and down.

-- Rogue

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#1 posted 01-29-2009 06:49 PM

the days and knights of the round table beautiful way of showing many different varieties of wood.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 01-29-2009 06:55 PM

Very cool looking!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-30-2009 02:52 AM

That is a nice combination of woods. I really like the pedestal: nice work!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 01-30-2009 04:31 AM

wait wait, explain more how you made it do that?? =) hehe

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#5 posted 01-30-2009 01:42 PM

we need a video!!!
I can just imagine being mesmerized by the colours/lines of the wood!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 01-30-2009 09:16 PM

thats a beauty. nice veneer work..

-- making sawdust....

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