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Project by LoganN posted 04-28-2017 02:20 AM 690 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought these maple boards on Craigslist and had no idea they would look this beautiful. I had the boards and someone asked for a tv stand and I jumped on the opportunity to do a waterfall edge with these. I’m glad I did! They turned out beautifully!
The last picture is my proof that you absolutely can always use more clamps. I needed more and I needed different types than I had. Still turns out nice.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 04-28-2017 04:00 AM

U have to agree 100%, great work.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 04-28-2017 12:22 PM

Really nice work.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 04-28-2017 12:55 PM

Very nice, Logan!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#4 posted 04-28-2017 02:30 PM

This is a very nice piece and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 04-28-2017 02:50 PM

That is beautiful! Congrats.

How did you cut a 45 degree angle that wide on that board so accurately?

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#6 posted 04-28-2017 05:05 PM

It’s great work, Logan. How did you strengthen the mitered corners in such a large piece?
The waterfall effect is terrific. Thanks for sharing.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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LoganN

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#7 posted 04-28-2017 07:34 PM

Hi all – thanks for checking out the piece and liking it as much as I do!

Chris and BigMig – to cut the 45 I used my newly purchased Makita track saw. It was not as accurate as I had hoped (one side was 45 degrees and the other was 40ish), but after some shims and slight trimming, plus very little sanding, I got the angles were I needed. I also have a domino that I bought last year and I used those to strengthen the joints. It is solid – no wiggle at all.

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#8 posted 04-28-2017 07:50 PM

Nice. I have plans for one in the works. More of an entry hall table. I am hoping to avoid a stretcher to support the legs (or sides) lateral movement.. A design similar to yours with out the bottom and dividers you have. Would you think that would work or there will be too much movement to keep the legs stable?

I have build the slide for the 45 using phenolic plastic to give the thickest 45 deg cut I can make with my Delta 10” saw. I can get close to 45 on a 2” thick slab. Your thoughts on construction and use of a stretcher would be valued.

-- Petey

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LoganN

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#9 posted 04-29-2017 02:50 AM

Petey
I’ve only built this with a stretcher, so I have no idea how strong it would be without one. I like your plans for the cut.l – it sounds like a great way to cut it. How will you reinforce the joint? I think it will make a difference on the strength of the table without a stretcher.
Good luck

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#10 posted 04-30-2017 06:45 PM

Gorgeous piece my friend.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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