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Good day

We have some old table top and my wife asked to make some small legs so it can be used as coffee table or just a table to put things during the barbecue.

That, gave me the chance to “play” a little bit with the new “Rolling mortise jig”...it works perfect…and fast.

I could screw the hinges to the top but, because the top was cupped, I made some extensions or elevations that I glue and screw to the top to straighten it (the table must be folded and stored for the Polish winter).

On one of the pictures (in the garden) you will see the drill connected to a flashlight. This flashlight has a sealed lead/acid 6V accumulator so, it is used as “double function”, light/drill.

The legs were painted with two layers of impregnate and the top, with Wood/Metal lacquer

So here it is without any text on the pictures…for a change…

Regards
niki

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Drew1House

425 posts in 2686 days


#1 posted 2486 days ago

Very nice Niki… I am 1/4 polish myself… Paternal Grandfather… (no I dont have his last name but that is a long story)

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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woodchips

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#2 posted 2486 days ago

I love your innovation Niki!
I don’t mind admitting that I’ve used some of your ideas from time to time.
thanks for posting this latest project.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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TomFran

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#3 posted 2486 days ago

Niki,

  • Great work! Who needs a Domino, right?
  • You might be a genius… ;^D
  • You have an “educational” ministry here on this site. Thanks a bunch!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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niki

426 posts in 2678 days


#4 posted 2486 days ago

Thank you for your kind replies

Drew
Do you know that because you are ¼ Polish, you have the right to Polish Nationality…don’t tell me that you want…..

Isaac
I’m very happy that you found some ideas within my junk jigs

Tom
From what I hear from the ones that have the Domino, it should be a great tool but, $1000 as a start and all that just for hobby…
I think that the Domino has only 3 widths or so but, with my jig, I’m limited only by the router bit diameter that is actually, almost unlimited widths of tenons.

Thank again
niki

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Gord Graff

140 posts in 2492 days


#5 posted 2486 days ago

Hi Niki,

Great idea and a nice piece.
If I ever get to Poland, I’d like very much to sit down with you and just shoot the breeze.
Nice work.

All the best
Gord

-- Informing & Inspiring Today’s Woodworkers: http://www.gordgraff.com

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Don

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#6 posted 2486 days ago

Up to your usual meticulous standard, Niki. I really admire your innovative approach to woodworking. And the results are always superb.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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shaun

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#7 posted 2486 days ago

Well I’ll be…. that’s pretty creative Niki. Nice ideas and the table matches eveything else perfectly. You’re an innovative man.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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cajunpen

14363 posts in 2664 days


#8 posted 2486 days ago

Niki you’ve done it again. Great project and as usual very detailed description of the process. Thank goodness for digital photography – you’d go broke if you had to pay to develop all your great photos.

Beautiful backyard – looks like you carved a little of the country in the middle of a big city. Great looking patio.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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mot

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#9 posted 2486 days ago

Beutiful Niki, but I think it needs to be moved 1/16” to the south. Really an outstanding project and description.

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

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niki

426 posts in 2678 days


#10 posted 2484 days ago

Thank you so much for you so kind and warm comment…except Tom (mot)...you always have some criticism, even for 1/16” (LOL)

Gord
you are most welcome, I love to talk about woodworking and here, I don’t have anyone to do so (still woodworking hobby is not developed here…)

Bill
My house is at the edge of the town but, I know that one day they are going to build those 4 floors buildings around me…but, so far, so good

Regards
niki

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wildbill903

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#11 posted 2458 days ago

Niki;
The table is awesome, love the thought you put into it to fold up and hold the legs.
But i think we all just have to know more of that jig! To repeat TomFran, you may, indeed, be a genius. By far the most interesting thing I’ve seen today…
Good show!

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niki

426 posts in 2678 days


#12 posted 2457 days ago

Thank you wildbill903

The “rolling mortise jig” idea is came to me after I made the “rolling tenon jig” for the table saw
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/503

You can see the mortise jig here
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/636

The router lift, here (if you want a step-by-step, I have the pics)
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/665

And the first test, here
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/694

Regards
niki

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 2155 days ago

Niki,

Very GOOD… as usual!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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