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  • Glen thanks user 'Colin' in the forum message ' New dining table & stools'.
    33 minutes ago
  • Glen thanks user 'Derek' in the forum message ' New dining table & stools'.
    34 minutes ago
  • Glen replied to the topic 'New dining table & stools' in the forum.
    Thank You Derek!! I kinda sorta stole that idea just a little bit.

    Thank You Colin!! You're Welcome. I really enjoy seeing what others make as well!!
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    34 minutes ago
  • Glen created a new topic ' New dining table & stools' in the forum.
    6' long & seats 10. I used the old horse stall boards that were given to me back in the Winter. I left some saw marks on everything & filled the old nail holes with an Oak dowel I made on the lathe & glued in. For the rougher parts I used an epoxy,, bar coat,, & sanded it smooth. I then laid 4 coats of In/Outdoor Spar Urethane over everything. I finished by sanding thru the 1st 4 grits of MicroMesh for a glass smooth finish. Laid 1/4" tempered glass panels with polished edges into the openings.

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    Finished.

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    The Friend that gave me all that wood has no idea about this sofa table. It's my way of thanking him.

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    Dyed brown with some black added to darken & now waiting on the Spar Urethane.

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    6 hours 6 minutes ago
  • Derek replied to the topic 'Face gluing boards for thickness' in the forum.
    Hi Joe,

    I would not recommend dowels. I will recommend that you use several sets of cauls to spread even clamping along and across the lamination. This is the best way.

    Just make triple sure the mating surfaces are flat to avoid any voids. Sixteen inches is not a huge span but if possible a few deep reach c clamps or bar clamps will help ensure even clamping pressure.

    I hope you have lots of clamps ! LOL

    Derek
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    3 days ago
  • The1Joe created a new topic ' Face gluing boards for thickness' in the forum.
    Hello,
    In a couple of weeks I will be starting a new project. For this project, the boards I would like to use do not come in the thickness that I need.

    Because of this, I will need to face glue two boards together. The boards are rather large. 16x72.

    My question is, would it be advisable to use dowels along with glue to ensure a better connection and to keep the boards in place while the glue sets since I will not have clamps long enough to span the length of the piece?

    Thanks in advance.
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    3 days ago
  • paddletramps created a new topic ' Texas State Fair' in the forum.
    1 week ago
  • The1Joe replied to the topic 'White marks on a chess board' in the forum.
    I know this is an older post but I have to say, what a beautiful chessboard. I hope you were able to resolve your issues.
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    1 week ago
  • The1Joe replied to the topic 'Book Stand' in the forum.
    Very nice!
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    1 week ago
  • If you already know everything, you'll never learn anything
    1 week ago
  • I am an amateur/hobbyist woodworker keen to expand my knowledge and grow my experience.
    1 week ago
  • sefleming created a new topic ' Book Stand' in the forum.
    Book stand for my wife.
    Simple basically easy to make
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    1 week ago
  • sefleming thanks user 'Derek' in the forum message ' Tool Caddy'.
    1 week ago
  • Derek replied to the topic 'Tool Caddy' in the forum.
    Very nice. Just watch the amount of weight you put in the plastics drawers so they don't bend and bind on you and it will be good.

    Derek
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    1 week ago
  • sefleming thanks user 'Glen' in the forum message ' Picture shelves'.
    1 week ago
  • sefleming created a new topic ' Tool Caddy' in the forum.
    Built this tool caddy.
    You can put chargers in top section and
    put cord thru hole to outlet.
    Middle section has 3 drawer tray to put small parts.
    Bottom section is where you can put your cordless tools.
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    1 week ago
  • Colin replied to the topic 'Elliott's Nest' in the forum.
    Great idea .. thanks for sharing with us :)
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    1 week ago