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Project by JHIM posted 282 days ago 999 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

yet another table. i love bulding these. this customer wanted simple lets and a TIGHT top.exact words “crumbs will drive me crazy” so i took a little more time on this one to square up all the edges and using kreg screws and a few 50 plus year old 2×4 clamps got it extremely tight.this time i get the two end board run about 3/16 long and hit them with the belt sander so it would be a perfect fit and so my end grain woudl get plently of attenetion. stain is a mix of dark walnut and special walnut.. just need to make it very resisant to cup rings..any ideas? thanks.

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"





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489tad

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#1 posted 282 days ago

Nice table.

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

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 282 days ago

Looks like a really nice table. Not sure if your talking about using Kreg screws on the end boards ,if you are that could be a serious problem with wood movement.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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JHIM

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#3 posted 282 days ago

the end boards are connected with the screws pointing out into the side of the board not the end grain..underneith there is a 2×4 square that spans 3 to 4 inches past the seam where they all meet up..i dont allow for any movement!

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 281 days ago

Here’s a pretty good article about wood movement tables and joinery

http://www.finewoodworking.com/media/TabletopsFlat.pdf

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Oldtool

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#5 posted 281 days ago

Nice table, the top came out really tight as you wanted. Be sure up read the article sent by a1Jim, it describes wood movement and how this is contained within the breadboard mortises.
As for preventing cup rings, a good wiping varnish, like General Finishes Arm-R-Seal is pretty good for that.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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MarkwithaK

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#6 posted 281 days ago

Very nice and I like the legs.

I’d put some thought into what Jim mentioned. I say this because I glued up a similar sized table top last year. All was fine for a couple of weeks, then it started to want to move but couldn’t because I too screwed the ends on….eventually it cracked. A small one first but then a huge one down the entire length.

-- If at first you don't succeed then maybe skydiving isn't for you.

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JHIM

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#7 posted 281 days ago

oh boy..now im sweating it..so the middle 2xs are fine to joint but when you screw a end board on is when you run into trouble?

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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JHIM

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#8 posted 280 days ago

ok what about a table like this? it has a 1×4 going around the outside..will i run into trouble with that also? thanks

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 280 days ago

It looks like the bottom side of the top has battens running across it to help keep it flat .If the holes in the battens are oversize to allow for wood movement and that the end boards have been either connected with screws through oversize holes and plugs or just nailed on,then yes it will be ok,but if the glued the battens or other wise did not allow for wood movement the likely hood is that they will have problems

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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JHIM

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#10 posted 280 days ago

man just when i thought i had this table thing down i find out about this! so say the next table i make like this..i need to over size my holes in my battens and use a screw washer combo to attach to allow for movement?

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 280 days ago

It’s always a learning process for all of us. If you size the the hole correctly you shouldn’t have to use a washer just a screw next time. The bread board ends are best done like the article I gave the link on.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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JHIM

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#12 posted 280 days ago

thank you sir

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 280 days ago

Always glad to help,feel free to PM me with questions any time.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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