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#1 posted 05-22-2012 03:47 PM
Stools and tables made in that design are very sturdy. They make great gifts and one fellow I know sold small table versions to students at the University every Fall for their dorm rooms. He said he couldn’t make enough of them.To spruce up the appearance you can hide the screws on the top supports and leg stretchers by putting them in from the bottom side. First counter drill a hole part way through so you don’t need such long screws. You can then plug the holes but I don’t recommend it because in time the screws will most likely need to be retightened. Also rounding the edges of the top with a router improves the appearance. Rounding off the sharp point on the feet eliminates the possibility of them digging into soft floors when folded up. The bottom corner of the top braces can be rounded too.
-- Les B, Oregon
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#2 posted 05-22-2012 04:15 PM
Here is a Link that has the YouTube video as well as a little more on The Plans.
Remember that? LOL
-- 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"
#3 posted 05-23-2012 06:32 AM
What would I do without you Joe, thanks for making my thread complete.
#4 posted 05-23-2012 06:46 AM
Les, thanks for your advice which I’ve taken on board. If I ever make more stools I will incorporate those features.
I never sell anything that I make, what I don’t keep I give away as presents and seldom make more than one of a kind, other than pens. Being a nice guy and one who takes advice on board, I spent a few minutes in the shed today giving the stool a few small round-overs. It was too late to do anything about the top screws but as they are brown pozidrives they don’t look too bad. The first two shots were taken before I gave the stool a quick spray with low sheen lacquer.
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#5 posted 05-23-2012 12:05 PM
That sure is a nice table harry1!
-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.
#6 posted 05-23-2012 01:55 PM
Bob, are you referring to the stool or the router table.
#7 posted 05-23-2012 07:15 PM
The stool is quite small… just big to sit on… not a table… LOL
... well, I guess one could call it a small table… LOL
#8 posted 05-24-2012 09:25 PM
Sorry , I was talking about the Router Table, Harry.
Joe, his stool did come out quite nice, Don’t ya think? I think I would rather use it as an end table though…..... It’s to nice to sit on ;)
#9 posted 05-24-2012 10:25 PM
Oh YES! I think Harry did a fantastic job on it!
#10 posted 05-24-2012 11:57 PM
Ha, Ha, Ha!! Harry and Joe you guys are Awesome! Thanks for being my Buddies!
#11 posted 05-25-2012 02:29 AM
Good morning Bob, the router table, I bought it on impulse about ten years ago, I was assisting a friend doing routing demonstrations at the Perth wood show and I was wandering around the displays between demonstrations when I came across this table, complete with a Makita 3600BR router. It was second hand but obviously had very little use and the price was $500.00. At the time these tables alone were selling for $600.00 so I snapped it up and sold my Triton table with a BOSCH BOF1300 which had produced some excellent results. This new one produced disappointing results, mainly because the high-tech looking fence was pretty useless and has spent it’s life hidden in a dark corner of my shed. The simple tall pink fence (the laminated MDF came from our old kitchen) proved to be far superior! These shots show it in detail, the third one shows dowelling using my home-made pedal operated router lift shown in the last two shots.
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