|Project by JL7||posted 03-14-2015 08:09 PM||2937 views||15 times favorited||39 comments|
This has been on the to-do list for quite a while now…..Have had several people asking for them…..Was really having trouble coming up with a design that i liked.
This started out with a simple pattern using half lap joints to form the legs:
Revision A had a solid glued cross-member rabbeted in:
Revision B used a large dowel with smaller threaded dowels in each end and a couple of hex nuts to hold it together. I liked this concept, but it seemed a bit clunky:
Revision C used a single threaded dowel but required 4 nuts to hold everything together:
Revision D got threads in the legs and created a nut-less design:
And this one is a hybrid of sorts, it has the threaded legs, but got a little aggressive with the shaping, so added some 1/2 nuts to keep it tightened up:
There is a short video here also:
Wood is Hard Maple and Ipe (I think) for the legs, both of which are re-purposed flooring which was gotten for free on CL…..along with some Walnut, Cherry and Maple dowels and nuts.
Used the Veritas Dowel Maker for the dowels and the Beall wood threader for the threads…...fun toys.
Finish is either Blond or Orange Shellac and some Johnson’s paste wax.
I may add some leather or cork for the boards to sit on (on the top side of the ledge). Anybody have an opinion on that in terms of bacteria and such??
Here are a couple of bottle openers that have been waiting for finish for a long time, so put some shellac on those as well…....
That’s it – gotta go clean the shop now, it’s a disaster! Thanks for looking.
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA