|Forum topic by GrizzlyBagWorks||posted 10-04-2015 09:22 PM||408 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
10-04-2015 09:22 PM
So I’m in the process of making some custom walnut and copper tables for some industrial sewing machines we have. On previous versions I’ve simply brazed together steel tubing and bolted it to the walnut butcher block tops. My wife wanted a table with copper legs so I built the setup below. It’s surprisingly strong but now I’m having a problem coming up with a good way to attach the table top to the legs.
Initially I was thinking of just using metal strapping, riveting the strapping to the legs at the 90 degree elbow and then screw the strapping to the table tops. I’m not sure that it’s the best approach though.
Then I thought I’d make some walnut blocks, cut a circle in them to slip around the 90 degree elbow and screw those to the top. Then maybe drilling through the block and the elbow and putting in a compression pin just to keep it from twisting if the table top was hit from the side.
Do you guys have an experience with this or any recommendations? Any input is appreciated. Thanks so much!