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#1 posted 05-27-2007 07:37 AM
Looks nice. What are your plans for the top?
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#2 posted 05-27-2007 07:48 AM
I was working on the top today.
I am making the top using alternating wide and narrow planks with breadboard ends.
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#3 posted 05-27-2007 07:54 AM
Very nice. This is going to be a beautiful table. I am looking forward to see what it looks like with the top.
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#4 posted 05-27-2007 01:10 PM
Great looking tapered legs. How do you like your Steel City mortiser? I see you glued up your legs. Did you do this to use up some scraps, lack of ability to find dimentional lumber or for expansion concerns?
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#5 posted 05-27-2007 06:13 PM
Very Nice looking oak table. I can’t wait either to see it with the top. Should be gorgeous. jockmike
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#6 posted 05-28-2007 09:11 AM
The legs are glued up for stability and because I could not find any 4”x4” red oak stock. My area suppliers say they don’t like kiln drying anything thicker than 8 qtr because of the extended drying time and tendency to check and warp.
I am very happy with my Steel City mortiser, but then I have been using a drill press adapter kit. Using my kit on my drill press I had to raise the table 3 times to cut 2 1/2” deep mortises. This is a tricky and probably not very safe procedure. With my dedicated mortiser, I can cut the 1/2” by 2 1/2” deep mortises very easily and safely.
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#7 posted 07-01-2007 02:46 AM
Great looking table. Can’t wait to see the top.
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#8 posted 09-29-2007 01:42 PM
The minute I saw the first photo I knew this was a quality job.
-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.
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#9 posted 09-30-2007 06:05 PM
Nice! I don’t mind doing laminated legs. The general viewer has no idea if they are mitred columns, quarter sawn, or laminated. Only you know. I think the entire build looks fantastic!
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#10 posted 03-23-2008 08:26 PM
How do you like your Steel City Mortiser? I need to buy one for my new shop and looking for input. Thanks for posting.
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#11 posted 03-30-2008 07:52 AM
Looks plenty strong!
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#12 posted 03-30-2008 11:30 AM
Glad this came around again. Any pictures of the finished product?
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