Support Table for Cathedral Model

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Project by Bhaupt posted 01-25-2011 08:08 AM 2850 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is part of a series of 7 tables which will support a model I have not started yet, They are all made with oak. The perimeter rail assembly will be walnut. This table shown is refered as, the center or primary table. I have 1/8 notches to locate all perpendicular joints, 640 lag screws were used. All screws are mounted in countersink holes with plug buttons to conceal hardware. Outrigers are for support when primary is independenly standing and cantilever load will be applied. Primary table weighs 800lb. and will be contributing to support of a approx. 6000 lb. model.

-- Brian, Wind Gap, Pa.

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#1 posted 01-25-2011 08:49 AM

That is an impressive amount of oak support/ machinery, I can’t imagine what the finale model will be.

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 12:20 PM

I also am impressed with your stand. Don’t rush the display, but, put up some photos of it as soon as possible.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 01-25-2011 02:52 PM

I second for maybe an “in progress” blog about the model. I would love to see what kind of planning and steps go into building something like that. The table is impressive, but a 6000lb. model you say? That’s three TONS! I have a large boat that doesn’t weigh that much.
............................I just checked. My truck doesn’t weigh that much!


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#4 posted 01-25-2011 02:57 PM

It looks like you do very interesting work. This is wonderful. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- 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 01-25-2011 03:28 PM

You got my interest. Keep us posted. Welcome to LJ.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 01-25-2011 04:52 PM

Given the quality of the work on the bench, I can’t wait to see what St. Patrick’s Cathedral will look like when you are done.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#7 posted 01-25-2011 04:55 PM

Impressive and very interesting.
Please keep up posted

-- Bert

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#8 posted 01-25-2011 05:22 PM

Wow, that’s an incredible table, and super nice woodworking…
can’t wait to see what its for

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#9 posted 01-25-2011 05:48 PM

You’ve got my attention too!! This is amazing workmanship, please keep us posted with the progress. Thanks for posting

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#10 posted 01-25-2011 05:52 PM

Yes 6000 lbs. sounds extreme, I have a prototype of this model made at 3/16 per ft. scale. It is made with no detail, just the basic shapes, it weighs approx. 300lbs. The full model will be 3/8 scale, 8x mass. The larger model will be mounted on oak table tops (butcher block design) 3 layers are needed, top layer 3/4” thick represents the interior floor detail. The second layer 2” thick will support this top layer, as well as acting as portable plattens allowing each section to be built and supporting all interior column, walls, etc. 14 of these are planed. the last layer 2” thick will carry the 14 assemblies, and continue out to the walnut viewing rail assemblies.
The volume of these layers are 4.4cu. ft. 16.2 & 28.3 totaling 3400lbs. so you could say the first 4.75” of elevation contains 50% of the weight. Thanks for having me look at the weight statement I made.

-- Brian, Wind Gap, Pa.

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#11 posted 01-25-2011 05:54 PM

Wow is the display going to be a tank! This stand could certainly hold one.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 01-25-2011 06:20 PM

Impressive build. Looking forward to seeing what it does.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 01-26-2011 05:31 PM

Well, my 99 Suburban weighs just about 3 Tons. So I’m trying to picture my Burb sitting on that.


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