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Project by Vududude posted 07-26-2013 05:21 PM 1318 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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3rd project is a simple accent table for the nursery to go along with the diaper changing table I made. This was a quick one, made out of some leftover pine from the last project with 2×2s for the legs.

Firsts with this project:
Bevel cuts with the table saw
using the taper jig for the table legs
cutting a circle with a jig saw and circle jig (did not quite go as planned, melted one blade…luckily I did a test run on plywood)

I had a few quick questions/need advice. What would be the typical way to connect the bevel cuts to the legs? I had a really tough time with connecting the aprons at the top because there was not a good way of clamping to ensure no movement while I was gluing/screwing it in (used pocket screws for the apron). Is there a better way? I ended up having the bevel cuts not quite at the inside corners of the legs making it not quite square.

The bottom went a lot easier because I attached the shelf to the legs and then the apron to the legs which made it easier to attach the apron.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-26-2013 09:36 PM

First of all,WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice table! Keep the projects coming. We love to see ‘em

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Vududude

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#2 posted 07-26-2013 09:45 PM

Thanks Jim, Lumberjocks was such a great find. seems like anything woodworking related you get directed to this site from web searches. such a wealth of information and experience. It’s been a very welcoming community.

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vipond33

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#3 posted 07-27-2013 03:58 AM

Clamping on angles like that is very difficult. I would have temporarily glued angled blocks over newspaper on the apron ends to allow clamping straight across the joint. Knock them off and scrape off the paper and glue residue when set.
Lots of firsts here, and there will be many more, but looking good so far.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Vududude

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#4 posted 07-28-2013 10:43 PM

vipond, thanks for the advice. what specifically does the newspaper do the glue setup you mention?

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vipond33

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#5 posted 07-28-2013 11:17 PM

The newspaper gives you an easy thin shear layer to knock the 45 blocks off, yet is strong enough to resist the clamp pressure. Follow this link and look at the second technique.
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-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Vududude

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#6 posted 07-29-2013 04:46 PM

Wow, thanks for the link Vipond, don’t think I would have ever thought of such a technique, added the page to my techniques notebook. Thanks!

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