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  • GiddyUp994 replied to the topic 'Joining Table Legs and Getting Them Straight' in the forum.
    I have exactly what you need. The link below gives one of the best descriptions and demonstrations for the buttons. You mentioned the pine table legs splaying out on you, is that the table outside ? You will probably have to replace them if they are 20 degrees out of alignment. Maybe a great chance to try your hands at some Tenon joinery ?
    Just thinking on the button video, you do not have to use a router as he does. This can be accomplished with a mallet and a good sharp chisel. It is very simple to do. If you decide to use this method, just keep in mind that all you are trying to do is to allow a little room for expansion and contraction. I included a link for Chiseling out a simple tenon as well. Paul Sellers' website and YT channel is full of great information for wood workers, so have a look and see if anything helps. Don't forget that Colin has a ton of great videos on this site as well. Have fun !!

    Derek

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  • brownbookkat created a new topic ' Joining Table Legs and Getting Them Straight' in the forum.
    Hi Friends -
    I'm new to wood working, and to this website but am thankful for all I've started to learn from Colin and the others on the forum. As a hobby I've started making tables; I made one from oak (like Home Depot quality), one from reclaimed lumber (pine) and one from reclaimed lumber, oak & poplar. With each of my tables, I'm running into a consistent problem; the legs are square/straight when I glue them, and I have used metal L brackets to attach them, but somehow, at the end of the project, I'm still getting legs that are not 100% square, either they're leaning inward or outward. It's quite frustrating - I've been suggested to try a mortise and tenon joint, which I have never done but I've watched a lot of videos on how to (using a chisel and a marking tool). Is this what most of you would recommend? I'd love any advice you can offer. I will also post some pics of my tables in case that's helpful.
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  • GiddyUp994 replied to the topic 'Sharpening a Bandsaw Blade 14" - 16"' in the forum.
    LOL Hi Colin,
    I re-sawed a scrap piece of 6/4" of Walnut this afternoon just to see what the cutting was like and it zipped right through it. S far, so good. I am waiting on some Purple Heart and Cherry to get here for cutting boards and once I get at processing the boards for them I will have the chance to test the saw again. LOL Oh the drama...
    Your invitation to sharpen some of your saws is greatly appreciated and I know you are just trying expand my tool maintenance horizons but I must respectfully decline your offer. I'll leave it at that.

    :whistle:

    Cheers Colin,

    Derek
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  • Colin replied to the topic 'Question AboutZero Clearance Inserts for Table Saw' in the forum.
    Hey ... no problem Kent, happy to help out. You know, it's great questions like this that helps other people learn too so never stop asking questions. We'll find an answer for your somewhere :)

    Thanks Buddy

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