|Project by MasterSergeant||posted 03-02-2014 11:41 PM||1909 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
I needed an outfeed table for my table-saw, plus I really wanted an assemble table; but I didn’t have the real estate for two tables. So I combined the two into one, quite proud of the results! I had a couple of firsts for me as well. This is my second torsion box, the first I am using as a finishing table in another room. The leg/skirt, I wanted to try my hand at mortise and tenon joinery. I think I did a good job the only problem I had was the day I cut the mortises and tenons it was cold outside and cool in the shop. The day I wanted to glue up the joints was warm and snow was melting fast, the joint were too tight the wood and moved on me! After a couple precise passes of the tenon on the table-saw I had a good tight fit again. Before I glued up the mortise and tenon I decided to try pegging the joint for some extra strength. I remember Norm Abrams doing this on his show, so I gave it a go. I was successful and really did not need to clamp the mortise and tenon joints when I drove the pegs in, but I used them just in case.
I’d like to add that all the lumber, with the exception of the MDF, is lumber I re-sawed from fallen trees/limbs in my town. With the help of my electric chain saw and my 14” Jet band saw I was able to save a bunch of wood from the landfill and save my billfold as an extra bonus.
Thank you for looking and I love all the comments + or -!
-- Kelly, woodworker under construction