drop leaf table

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Project by dub560 posted 07-01-2010 12:46 AM 2332 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my wife had asked me to make this table that she had seen in american journal i believe and so i gave it a shot and this is how it turned out. she wanted walnut and nothing else. difficult areas were the rule joints(routing these seems to be too much trouble, apparently you need an offset base because the router kept tipping or maybe it’s just my unsteady hands) . my final thickness was 7/8” for the top and my legs were 3” squared, aprons were 7/8” too. i got lazy an bought the leaf supports instead of making my own as the plan needed. anyway, it’s my first drop leaf so enjoy it with me. Oh! she didn’t complain so i think that’s good

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 07-01-2010 01:00 AM

what a shine..great table..what finish is that?

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 07-01-2010 02:48 AM

Fine Work, my Friend!!
That finish just Glows… Well Done!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 07-01-2010 02:54 AM

Along as the wife is happy … . Nice job. Looks great

-- Don - Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 07-01-2010 04:17 AM

Nice work. Pretty table…but dang, my neck is killing me from twisting my head to see those two pictures…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 07-01-2010 10:05 AM

Excellent build & finish.
..but the 4th pic.., Gary has the answer.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 07-01-2010 10:09 AM

Real nice table.

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#7 posted 07-02-2010 04:35 PM

Really nice work. Looks like as much work went into the finish as any other part of the project. Finish is my weak point. You got it right. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#8 posted 07-02-2010 07:07 PM

thanks guys…without my fuji mini mite i’m nothing

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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