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Project by Dave618 posted 12-29-2017 01:01 PM 1002 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For some reason the first image wouldn’t load right way up even after rotating it.
So 2 weeks before my daughters birthday last year, she asked me to make her a table as she had 10 people for lunch to celebrate the occasion. This is what I came up with.

-- Dave





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Ub1chris

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#1 posted 12-29-2017 02:18 PM

Can’t quite tell from the photo. What’s that in the middle of the table?

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Dave618

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#2 posted 12-29-2017 02:32 PM

It’s a metal trough to take ice for drinks. I have since put 2 dividers in it creating 3 bins requiring less ice for fewer bottles. There’s a drain hole in the end of each section. If I were to do it again at that size, I’d make three separate containers. As one, it’s bloody awkward, and being made from 2mm steel, heavy as well.
From memory, the table is 4.2m long.

-- Dave

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#3 posted 12-29-2017 07:16 PM

A few Construction Details would have been nice. IE: What’s it made from, top, base, etc.
4.2m is 13’-8”. That’s a BIG Table.

No Offence Intended.

Rick

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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Dave618

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#4 posted 12-29-2017 11:38 PM

Rick, the top and legs are pallet pine and the framing for the top is some sort of framing hardwood I picked up a a demolition yard. The cross rails are mortise and tennoned while the perimeter rails are dovetailed.

The legs sit into the internal corners of the trough support and are checked into each bounding member about 8mm from memory. I had planned to draw bore the rail/leg mating but couldn’t quite get the legs seated home.

Each leg member is made up of 2 laminated pallet rails. As the top is from irregular thickness slats, I checked out the underside of each to get a flat top.

The trough isn’t 2 mm as stated, it’s about 1.2mm. I got it folded up at a place that makes switchboards. That’s the only gauge they keep. All up, I think it cost about $60.

-- Dave

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John

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#5 posted 12-29-2017 11:51 PM

Now that is the coolest party table I’ve ever seen!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 12-30-2017 01:02 AM

Thanks Dave! I appreciate the Construction Details! The “Center Cooler” is a Great Idea when you see it being used!

Regards: Rick

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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Dave618

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#7 posted 12-30-2017 01:57 AM

Thanks guys. I have to admit I was a bit chuffed at the result. I didn’t think I could make a decent job of it when she asked me to do it.

-- Dave

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#8 posted 12-30-2017 03:37 AM

wow somebodies got a lot tol learn about posting,so no comment.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 12-30-2017 06:08 AM

Looks like Rick saved you Dave, otherwise it would have been a nil comment from me too!

All project posts need a “story” and also have the facility to add six pictures so use them, you dont go to a resturant to look at food! or a Pub to look at beer ! and I also want to know what screws you used in the construction please.

Another question how old was your sister was and all that good interesting stuff, like where is the cake!

Home page needs some work too.

Its a nice looking table get it fixed !

As Rick said No Offence Intended.

-- Regards Rob

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Dave618

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#10 posted 12-30-2017 09:02 AM

Clearly I’m new to posting and with a bit to learn as Potts so succinctly put it in his contribution. As such I’m open to coaching if you feel the need.

I guess I’ve got a lot to thank Rick for.

So Rob the story is… in April ‘16 my daughter asked me to make an outdoor table for her upcoming 35th birthday in 2 weeks. She wanted it to sit 12 people and have a trough for ice and drinks. She couldn’t afford to buy one and I didn’t have any spare cash so I thought I’d try making it out of pallets. I got several from a nearby freight depot and having settled on a design, set to making it on the concrete in front of my garage ( which at the time was used for storage)

Joinery consists of mortise and tenon and dovetails on the table top frame and housing joints for the legs, laminated 4×2’s. There are no screws in it’s making, only nails from the pallets.

Tools… drill, triton mk3 table/saw, chisel and hammer.
Timber…. pallet wood and reclaimed hardwood framing timber
Other stuff…. PVA and used nails.

As I was otherwise engaged on the day, I didn’t attend the party but I guess she had a cake of some sort. Oh, and I don’t have a sister.

The 4 pics of the table and frame are all I had to upload. The pic with people is from my daughter today.

What would you suggest to fix and how would you go about it?

Dave

-- Dave

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robscastle

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#11 posted 12-30-2017 11:13 AM

OK Dave lets see if we can give you some constructive coaching:

1. Incorrect aspect of Project pictures

When you get a moment have a look at the top of the page and here is a tab search lumberjocks.com
Type in rotate images or something similar, upon pressing return a series of Blogs Forums etc will appear addressing the posting of images, the incorrect aspect is something that can be corrected

There are various “fixes” depending on the problem read the one that best suits your situation and give it a try.
Then go back and fix the image.

BTW I usually do not even comment if the “new” poster doesnt have a “home” or a home page image so you need to add one rather than the default LJs image. As you can see I have my house there, far more attractive than my old mug.

2. Home Page: When you meet for the first time its always courtesy to introduce yourself, so in relation to that I go check out your credentials (on your home page) you dont have to say much but enough to encourage others to take a look and make a reply. Now the term “Down Under is reserved for Australians, no exceptions,

3.The Replies:
These replies usually come in the structure of favourable comments on the project and constructive comments
based on experience with something similar. If you post a image and attract my attention I will ask questions, not much different to all the questions asked above, but all sadly post Story content. So put it in the strory first up.

4. Cakes and Sisters:

The cake if impressive it will get some exposure and thats the human interest aspect but ertainly not mandatory, ...
Unless it made of wood of course and used flocking as the iceing, we will want to see it.

Sisters, an error on my behalf ... as Max Smart would say Sorry about that chief.

That should be enough to keep you busy before the next project.

-- Regards Rob

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Oaker

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#12 posted 12-30-2017 12:26 PM

It’s a big one. Great job.

-- Larry - Illinois

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Dave618

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#13 posted 12-30-2017 01:41 PM

Rob, thanks for the tutorial.

But let’s look at what you said in your first post …...... nice looking table get it fixed!

Not sure if you have a problem with punctuation and text set out or if you’re just taking a cheap shot like pottz did.

Point 1. I discovered the problem was that ‘Markup’ was active in the image editing options and once inactive, I was able rotate it. Searching wasn’t able to bring any light to that situation. Thanks for going off reservation and choosing to comment on a default avatar.

Point 2. I don’t have any credentials. Why would you not comment on a build based on the merits of that build rather than the credentials of the builder. Those merits or impressions should be sufficient to encourage someone to comment. I guess that’s just the way I think.

Oh and I’m further south than you so I think I’m covered there. Now that one was just picky!

Point 3. Fair point. You did ask questions. What type screws? How old is my sister? Where’s the cake?

Point 4. As a follow on from above, a little bit of fluff goes a long way but this is a woodworking site, not a book club.

Homework’s done

Regards

-- Dave

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Dave618

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#14 posted 12-30-2017 01:44 PM

Larry, thanks for the positive feedback.
Regards

-- Dave

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