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Mark

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07-01-2015 03:36 PM

Morning all. Happy Birthday to all the LJ’s north of the 49th. While finishing off the bottom of the hutch portion of the Hutch/ Buffet build. I forgot to elongate the holes for the pegs. I added a bit of glue to the centre of the tenon on each end. Installed the cap, clamped it, drilled it, added a drop of glue to the end of each pin as I thumped them home. This morning just as I woke up I had an epiphany on what I had done. The top is 12” wide X 3/4” thick. Any thoughts would be great.
Thanks

-- Mark


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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 07-01-2015 03:44 PM

Well, one thing working in your favor is the top isn’t very wide.
You could leave it and see what happens. Worse case scenario you get a crack or warp somewhere.
If you want to fix it, just drill out the outer pegs from the bottom. Then make elongated holes with a router and edge guide. Reinstall pegs through the slotted holes, making sure the peg doesn’t get glued to the breadboard end. This will show a gap on the underside, so whether this will work for you depends on how visible it is in your project.

Good Luck

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 07-01-2015 04:00 PM

Mark, Willie is correct; your two options are to drill out the outer pins or wait and pray. Your area is probably quite humid year around, but do you know how the relative humidity in your house fluctuates? You can use the Shrinkulator to estimate how much the wood will move over the course of a year and that might help you decide which option to try. Sorry, I don’t have any better suggestions.

-- Art

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#3 posted 07-01-2015 05:16 PM

Thanks Will. I’ve never been one to count on luck, so I think I’ll take your advise. Thanks for your response Art. According to your program I’m looking at shrinkage from 12” to 11.97…But still. BTW Aint you guy supposed to be working?? :)

-- Mark

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#4 posted 07-01-2015 09:45 PM



Aint you guy supposed to be working?? :)

Not any more, I did my 40+ years and I am now enjoying the fruits of my labors. :)))

-- Art

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#5 posted 07-01-2015 09:59 PM

Right on Art. Good for you.

-- Mark

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