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Project by doyoulikegumwood posted 06-21-2007 08:39 PM 1475 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this table is made from gum wood its hard to find in my area but it is a fun wood to work with if you can find it with some of the hart patern in it. notice the top.

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 06-21-2007 08:40 PM

it’s beautiful.
I love these types of tables. Did you buy special “mechanical thingies for it” or did you make your own?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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doyoulikegumwood

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#2 posted 06-21-2007 08:46 PM

i made my own it was very easy the only problem i ran into was that the table has a tendicy to cantaliver if you put to much wight on it in the up postion im thinking a nice heavy wight will solve this problem

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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Bob Babcock

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#3 posted 06-21-2007 09:41 PM

Great design….some old window weights would probably work. How about some detailed photos of the “mechanical thingies”.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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doyoulikegumwood

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#4 posted 06-21-2007 09:50 PM

ill work onthe detailed picks all i have at the moment for a camara is my phone so the picks didnt work out for the lift but i should be able to post some of it soon im building one for a customer starting tomarrow ill take a few during assembaly so you can know how its dun.

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 06-21-2007 10:59 PM

My first wood projects were Gumwood, in school woodworking.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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doyoulikegumwood

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#6 posted 06-21-2007 11:25 PM

yea thats where the guy i buy it from said he use to sell most of his stock to was to schools id personaly never herd of it tell i started buying in for painted projects about a year ago then i ran into the boards that i made the top out of i couldnt bring my self to paint over them so i started building this table

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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gizmodyne

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#7 posted 06-22-2007 04:26 PM

My understanding is that gum wood is Eucalyptus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucalyptus

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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mot

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#8 posted 06-22-2007 05:18 PM

That’s a really neat design. It looks like it can be added into some functional shop fixtures as well. Thanks for sharing!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Bill

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#9 posted 06-22-2007 05:22 PM

A nice table. I believe Rockler carries the lift mechanisms for the table, but they probably cost more than your entire table. It looks like you found a way to build the same functionality for much less.

Have you thought of making a false bottom for the table, and putting weights in there? Of course since the table is already finished, that might not be practical. Maybe a future design. But, adding a few weights inside sounds like a great idea. Otherwise you might end up with your supper in your lap.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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oscorner

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#10 posted 06-22-2007 05:58 PM

Maybe you can drill the legs, add some lengths of rebar, then plug the holes to add weight without it being visible? I like that design and the wood is nice. I’d like to see some close ups, too.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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doyoulikegumwood

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#11 posted 06-22-2007 06:06 PM

actualy giz thier are many many speices of gum wood avalible the one i used hales from the south east portion of the u.s. http://www.craftsman-style.info/finishing/065-gumwood.htm im not sure if it is considered a Eucalyptus or not most people use it as a secondary wood or to paint it realy the only reason i used it on this projet is. i bought the lumber that ended up as the top for some thing else once it went thru the plainer the hart wood grain came tru and i desided right then and thier that that board was going to be a table top.

bill great idae i can still add a false bottom witout and truble at all thanks why didnt i think of that doa i guess thats why im here we cant think of every thing on our own

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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Jeff

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#12 posted 06-23-2007 10:33 PM

Nice table, Gum. I like the weight of the aprons.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Karson

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#13 posted 06-24-2007 02:04 AM

The sawmill where I buy my wood makes railway ties from the gumwood. It warps so bad that he can’t sell it for anything else. I picked up a couple of boards and I didn’t stack them and they went into a twist about 20% off the straight edge. It’s called sweet gum and the seed pods are a ball about 2” in diam and are covered with spikes that open up and shoot the seeds out.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Jiri Parkman

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#14 posted 01-02-2008 01:36 PM

Nice table.

-- Jiri

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