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Project by Kindlingmaker posted 1923 days ago 1420 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another one of those inspiration things when there are no plans, use just what is in the shop and have it functional. I had a 1” x 10” poplar board, 37 1/2” long and the finished size was ¾” x 9 ¼” so I measured 9 ¼” of the board and cross cut it to make a square using the table saw. Then cross cut the remaining board in half. I then ripped the square board into four equal widths and marked two corners on each length at 1” from the ends and the sides and used a ½” forester bit and bored the 8 holes through the wood using the drill press. With two 4’ long ½” dowels I cut them to 1’ lengths and sharpen one end of each to a point on the disk sander. (The dowels are the table legs and the points are so they will push into the grass and hold the table solid.) Using TiteBond III, the small lengths of wood were glued to the ends of each larger board and clamped. Then the blunt ends of the dowels were glued in the ½” holes. When dry and a little sanding, (very little), two coats of wipe on Varathane were applied. Now there are two little tables for use to set the summer drinks on while lounging and thinking of the next wood working project. Project time: About 1 hour.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 1923 days ago

Very nice.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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johnpoolesc

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#2 posted 1923 days ago

very unique approach on the legs. that one never crossed my mind.. looks good

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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Kindlingmaker

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#3 posted 1923 days ago

It is suprising how stable those little tables are, they even surprised me!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Big_Bob

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#4 posted 1922 days ago

Nice idea! I like it.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1922 days ago

delightfully different

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eddy

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#6 posted 1921 days ago

i nrever thought of using popular
now tat i see your tables i will have to look into that wood
tables look real good

-- self proclaimed copycat

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degoose

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#7 posted 1919 days ago

I get the ‘point’!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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sharad

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#8 posted 1916 days ago

Very nice table and nicely presented. I have some spare boards and dowels and I will try to make a table as you have done. I wonder how I missed this project earlier, but it is never too late.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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