Tip: Centering a table top

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Forum topic by toddbeaulieu posted 07-14-2015 02:10 PM 762 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-14-2015 02:10 PM

I’ve always “winged it” when centering a table on the base. Back and forth. Nudging it this way and that way until it seems reasonable.

On a recent project I got the idea to build a custom jig that allowed me to quickly and accurately center the top.

Sorry for the terrible picture, but you get the idea.

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#1 posted 07-22-2015 12:33 AM

I get the idea but it’s beyond me why you didn’t receive any comments. I’m assuming you have multiple blocks of wood depending on the amount of overhang. This would be good for an assembly line of identical tables.

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#2 posted 07-23-2015 05:57 PM

This approach occurred to me on a recent project so I’ve only used it once. Looking back I could have used this on a few projects to get quicker result. The best part is that you only need one spacer for each direction (side/side and then front/back).

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