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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 12:59 PM
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Nice work on that table base.


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Great job,Bob, you can add that to your resume of fine woodworking, "BOXES AND TABLES".
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Very nice Bob. Good luck on getting more bubinga.

When I was progressing into making M&T joints and began doing the mortises with a router, I realized that most of the joint strength came from the quality of fit of the flat sides of the mortise and tenon, so I started making the mortises with a router bit and leaving the ends round, then making the tenons with flat ends that fit into it. The 1/2 round ends of the mortise became space for the excess glue and the joint was just as strong.

I now use a Leigh FMT jig for making my mortise and tenon joints, so both my mortises and tenons are round ended and I make them with the same setup of the jig, one of the benefits of using the FMT jig. This is the only M&T jig that I found on the market that lets you make both, and has an adjustment tor the tightness of fit. Once I get it the way that I like, I can cut them all day and they are all interchangeable, if all were made the same size. I usually shoot for a slight rub dry fit so there is a little room left for glue.

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Excellent work. Superior salvage job on the top and the vision to see the potential.

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As it happens I also have a glass oval table top that was thrown out, all I have is the top so at some point I do have to make a frame for it, Your frame is a nice solution so I may make something similar myself. N
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Very nice indeed.

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I started cleaning the glass yesterday. It was originally siliconed onto a central pillar, so I had to get all the old silicone off. That went easier than I expected. Scrape most off and use white spirit on the rest and then scrape again. I think the silicone they used was poor quality to come off that easy, no wonder the top came loose off the base.
That glass is so heavy I cant lift it on my own.
5 ft x 3 ft x 1/2" laminated oval, It would have frightened me to have that in my house just balanced on a pillar.

Now I have to find someone to buy it. It's way too big a coffee table for my house. I know a hotel owner with a large lobby. I'm going to have to do a hard sell.
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