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CaioMekacheski

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04-29-2017 05:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jig tip pine tablesaw router sander drill-driver finishing sanding joining arts and crafts traditional

Hi. I made a video showing how to make a dinner table for 8 places with pine wood. I hope you guys enjoy it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulKa0z_N_ag


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#1 posted 04-29-2017 01:48 PM

Calo I viewed your video and I can appreciate the fact that your probably limited with your tools and you manage to press on.
Right about 6:20 you make a very bad choice to glue your top to the frame cross grain.Even pine needs to expand and contract across its width.Maybe you get a pass from Mother Nature this time.If you continue to ignore this rule we all have to follow it will eventually catch up with you.
Good luck with your woodworks.
Hello from California

-- Aj

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#2 posted 04-29-2017 05:11 PM

I have to agree with Aj2. Gluing everything together like that is setting you self up for possible failures.

Attaching with something like figure 8 fasteners would be a better option. If you can’t get figure 8 fasteners there are other option that allow wood for wood movement. You can find those on the internet.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#3 posted 04-29-2017 05:28 PM

Very good example Alaska guy!

-- Aj

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#4 posted 04-29-2017 05:57 PM

The top is all wrong. I hate to say this because I know how much work goes into making videos, but this should be titled, “How not to make a tabletop.”

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 04-29-2017 08:36 PM

My intention was to make the table top more robust, then I glued it to the frame, and reinforced it with screws underside. Luckily, the table is ok after a year. I build it for a neighbor, and I take a look on it recently. But after those commnets I´ll change this procedure in future projects. To be honest, I was concern about it when I was building the table, so I let wood dry well before starting to work on it. I just watched one episode of the first season of the new yankee work shop, (the trestle table), and I saw Norm making something similar to the table top. He made a tenon in both sides of the top, and made a piece with a groove to fit in the tenon. And he didn´t use any glue, just a little bit to hold the dowels in place. And the dowel hole in the tenon was oversized to let wood expand and contract. Living and learning.

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#6 posted 04-29-2017 09:39 PM

Maybe I´ll do a video to compensate this mistake. And this time I´ll make it with some girdle wood that I have in my shop.

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#7 posted 04-29-2017 10:48 PM

The Fine Woodworking guys talk about this all the time, in some places you can ignore all the rules and get away with it because your local climate is consistent but in most places the humidity fluctuates a lot.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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