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Blog entry by recycle1943 posted 08-25-2014 08:17 PM 1426 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I managed to get myself in a pickle –
I acquired some cypress, 2 slabs, 1 large stump and 1 really nice knee, looks just like the molar the dentist pulled several years ago.
As it turns out, someone want the smaller slab on the larger stump. I just don’t have a clue as to the proper method for a permanent attachment.
I had thought about a pined 2×6 and shaping it somewhat to match the slab configuration but I don’t want to mess anythiong up, only get one chance.
sure could use some ideas -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup



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poospleasures

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#1 posted 08-26-2014 01:01 AM

Hi Dick,
How bout a large loose tenon glued in. This would give you a chance to use that fancy drill press. I have seen the pieces maybe show the others some pics and they will have some better ideas for you.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#2 posted 08-26-2014 03:43 AM

Years ago I helped a friend make a cypress table with a 3” thick slab and a fairly large knee. We attached the top using four 1” dowels that went into the bottom of the slab about 2” deep and into the knee about 2” deep also. It was very easy to line them up using dowel centers to mark the point of drilling the dowel holes.

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 08-26-2014 09:16 AM

Hi Vernon, trying to figure out how to post pictures

btw – how did you get the nail in that sheeps crook ? lol

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#4 posted 08-26-2014 09:29 AM

I think I figured out how to do pictures. If I did, here’s the cypress
Well, I got the pictures but – -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#5 posted 08-26-2014 09:32 AM

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#6 posted 08-26-2014 09:33 AM

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#7 posted 08-26-2014 09:33 AM

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#8 posted 09-28-2014 09:46 PM

What did you ever decide on those, I’m in the same bolt!
thanks

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#9 posted 09-29-2014 12:10 AM

I used an oak ‘plank’ and inlet the same thickness as the plank into the stump. As well, I made the oak board as long as the 2 longest root extensions and used the router round over bit on the bottom edge the conform to the cypress shape. The slab is held on with half a dozen external deck screws. It sounds a lot more intricate than it really is but it’s a relatively simple fix.
I decided on oak because with the finish on the cypress and oak, you can hardly tell they’re not one in the same.
Might be able to get a picture tomorrow

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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