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Furniture #16: 1500 mm Table top working the top

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 08-04-2016 03:27 AM 1437 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: 1500 mm Table attaching the edges Part 16 of Furniture series Part 17: 1500mm Table under Bracing and shrinkage management »

Well the table progress is advancing well, I am now up to surfacing the top and edges

Due to very overcast weather I had to set up in the garage as I was keen again to get on with it without having to wait for the weather to clear

So my trusty plane was awoken from its slumber and away we went together around around and around.

After about an hour or so of work I had the edges level with the table top and was reasonably happy with the finish.

The weather cleared amd I moved everything back out into the fresh air, Now it was only a matter of sanding everthing to an acceptable finish.

Before sanding I hand scraped all the glue joins and removed any glue residue along with any high spots in the timber

I then started off with 80 grit on my half sheet sander and way I went again, in the process I exhausted all my 80 Grit supplies doing the first sanding, this was about 10 to 15 or so half sheets consumed in the process, It seemed as though the sandpaper was not lasting as long as it normally does.
Anyway then it was out with the 120 grit and repeat the process all over again.

The following shots show the results. ( The iight was not really kind to me but I think the basic result is there)

There is nothing really exciting about sanding apart from the finish you achieve as a result of your work.

It looked OK to me.

Well thats it for a while now as all that remains is the under bracing of which will not happen until my son visits at the end of the month.

I had a couple of ideas but the final layout will be dependent on his design concept for the frame.

Thank for watching and all the great commenting !!

-- Regards Robert



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 08-04-2016 04:41 AM

NICE!

Any idea of how much it weighs?

Looks like you will keep it all together… using Help to move, etc.

It’s not as thick as it looked at the very beginning…

Coming along very nicely… Super COOL!

COOL work!

-- 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"

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robscastle

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#2 posted 08-04-2016 05:03 AM

Some Mass information, interestingly enough my son asked for the same info

The edges are 40mm.

Determination of the weight

Each Yellow Stringy Bark plank weighs about 6kgs
There are 10x full planks and 10x half length planks
60 Kgs and 30kgs being 90 Kgs
The Merbau edging weighs about 10 Kgs
The under support TBA expected to be approx 10 kgs max.

So expected mass after finishing would be no more than 100Kgs

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 08-04-2016 05:55 AM

Sounds like a lot…
... I will have to bring up my Converter program to see what it is in Inches and Pounds… :) :D

So, you going to be able get it through the doors, onto the trucks, etc. to get it into place?

-- 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"

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#4 posted 08-04-2016 06:48 AM



Sounds like a lot…
... I will have to bring up my Converter program to see what it is in Inches and Pounds… :) :D

So, you going to be able get it through the doors, onto the trucks, etc. to get it into place?

- Joe Lyddon

220lbs – 59 1/4” x 59 7/8”

The table is looking very good….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 08-04-2016 09:12 AM

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#6 posted 08-04-2016 11:11 AM

Nice job Rob! I like the grain in the timber, and the contrasting edging. Since your son isn’t coming until the end of the month, I would take the opportunity to take the sanding up to 320 grit, you will certainly notice the difference, and it will give you the chance to keep an eye on your work, I would be a bit worried about leaving it so long without a finish, to seal it, depending on your climate there might be some movement. I hope you get to take a photo of it once it is finished with the stand!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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TZH

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#7 posted 08-04-2016 01:34 PM

Wow! Even unfinished, this table is anything but “basic”, as you put it. Your Son is a lucky man, for sure!

TZH

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#8 posted 08-05-2016 02:24 AM

Again some feedback from the comments:

Joe… I will re weigh a plank and check that the figures I calculated are accurate, I assure you it is heavy.
Overall thickness of the table top sections is about 25mm or 1” the edging is 40mm or about 1 1/2” once the under bracing goes on it will be all 40mm or 1 1/2” thickness.
Yes it will fit though a doorway and into the back of my table top Ute/Pickup I did that measurement first up!

Crowie… Thanks for converting the metric to imperial for our US friends I keep forgetting there is more of them than us!! Standby for a recheck on the mass.

Mark… You are a funny man, thanks!

Phil… Ok I will do another sand I was thinking about doing it anyway, as I also wanted to check up on shrinkage issues, as I am expecting to see something move over that length. I cannot seal it as Adam wants to stain it, and yes it worries me a bit also, then considering I have to road trip it 1000Klms to Sydney and you can almost bet wet weather will be present somewhere along the way. A final photo and posting as a completed project will be a must do!

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 08-05-2016 08:28 AM

Opps forgot somebody!!

TZH… Thanks also!! the table is “in my mind” basic in its dessin and build regardless of the fact I have never built anything so big ! maybe as I get a bit more competent the skills improve and as a first person I dont notice.
I did however notice how much loot I spent in doing the job oh well its for the family so I enjoyed it.

Just think if somebody asks now if I can do it I know the answer… yes I can and I can without spening heaps of loot to do so this time.

-- Regards Robert

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