FWW Cricket Table 2

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Blog entry by twobyfour16 posted 03-15-2009 07:50 PM 1130 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, the cricket table has a triangular top with 3 rounded (arched?) drop leaves. When the leaves are down, you have a triangular table. Up, you have a round table. Also, it has a triangular shelf on the bottom.

By the way, there are only 3 legs on this thing. Another genius move on my first attempt – why keep the angles simple? No, I had to make it hard on myself.

The triangular part is made of 3/4” thick material, 3 smaller triangles glued together to make a larger triangle. It’s about 19” on each side, I think. Again, I don’t have any pics of the thing in progress, as I started this blog “mid stream”. Here’s the triangle top:

Triangular top

And a little closer shot:
Triangle top
The plan called for using splines to hold the pieces together, but I used biscuits. It was my first time using a biscuit jointer, and it was very cool. However, if you saw the bottom of this piece, you would notice the fit is not perfect. I checked my table saw blade (after gluing this up), and found it was not exactly 90 degrees to the table. Rookie move – I know better. Maybe next time I’ll check the blade BEFORE cutting…. In any event, I think it turned out fine where it counts – on the top.

The drop leaves were also a trial for me. Also 3/4 material. 10 1/2” radius, but only about 5” wide at the peak of the raduis. I ended up using the band saw to freehand the radius, and a flush bit on the router to clean it up. Here is one of them:

drop leaf

And here is where I am now with the top:
table top

And a closer shot:

Table top

Having a little trouble getting the pictures right, but I’ll get it figured out. So that’s where I am at the moment. Again, any feedback will be very much appreciated. Thanks Lumberjocks!

-- Allan, Portland, OR

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#1 posted 03-15-2009 08:11 PM

Beautiful Work!!

Just remember, though, 3 legs will always sit without rocking. 4 legs can be a real bear to level up!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 03-15-2009 08:30 PM

Lew – I hadn’t thought about the advantages of leveling up! Thanks, I feel better about the whole 3 legs thing now. Dave – I tried to do a sketchup of that also, but did not get very far. Need more practice there also! Thanks for looking…

-- Allan, Portland, OR

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