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Forum topic by kohlertrading posted 12-18-2013 01:11 AM 1333 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kohlertrading

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12-18-2013 01:11 AM

Hello,
hoping for a little insight or knowledge as I am a fairly newer woodworker who has caught the wood bug, and am slowly teaching myself new skills and growing into better tools. I made a dining room table for a customer recently and was just contacted that there is a breadboard issue that has developed. I constructed this table top of maple and “winged” it with breadboard ends. One side has developed a splitting crack that I am unsure how to fix. My initial thought is to remake a new end and try to splice in to table, but would love to hear from you pros!
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also side note on equipment advise,

I am planning on purchasing my first cabinet saw for a small shop and am struggling with decision between a sawstop professional for obvious quality and safety reasons, or a pimped out grizzly for 1/2 price…......


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#1 posted 12-18-2013 02:23 AM

It seems to me that its not really a breadboard. It looks as if you’ve wrapped the table table top with a thin-walled end. When the top expanded, it cracked the end.

A breadboard should butt up against an edge so that your tabletop can expand and contract, independent of the breadboard. Tenons work well, glued in the middle only. The end should be pinned with dowels/screws.

I hope I did not misinterpret the photo.

I’m not going to comment on the TS. So much has been discussed in the forums on this subject.

-- Nicky

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 03:12 AM

the ends were done with a somewhat full through tenon, the tenon was notched out in areas, and only the center was glued/pinned. The ends were only pinned and the holes in the tenon were enlarged for expansion. Upon getting more info from customer they happened to mention that upon taking delivery they left in a cold weather garage for sometime before putting into warm house. thinking the temp swings could have helped…...

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 03:26 AM

Is your breadboard end overlapping the tabltop

-- Nicky

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 03:46 AM

It’s hard to tell given the perspective of the photos, but it looks as if the breadboard end is too large for the tenon. It appears as if maybe someone pushed down on the end and it broke because the tenon couldn’t support the breadboard with the pressure on it. In the future if you use wide board on the ends, you need longer tenons. For this one I’d just replace the end and hope for the best.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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