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idlewatcher
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I am trying to find a way around not having that and a planer.


Really not much you can do otherwise short of bringing it down to size with a hand planer and for such a large table, that would be time consuming. Not sure how accurate that would be as well. Could look into a flattening jig where your router runs across the plane of the material you're working with.

I did watch a YT video for an epoxy table this one guy was building and his table was 15' long x 10' wide and he used a flatting jig on the whole thing and it came out great.



Chuckd
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Do you have any more pictures/material list for the farmhouse table?


I don’t have a materials list but legs are from design59furniture. They are the 5 inch chunky legs. The aprons are 1x4’s and I use dominoes to attach them to the legs but I have also used pocket screws in the past and that’s works fine. I make a corner brace behind each leg that is just screwed in regardless of the type of joinery and it makes it so much more rigid.
Image: https://i.imgur.com/KvnT50X.jpg

The table top is held to the apron using “table top fasteners” that slide in some groves cut into the apron. You can see the groove to the right of the leg in the pic above.

The table top itself is just boards glued on edge and clamped. The breadboard ends use a traditional mortise and tenon in order to allow for expansion and contraction. Image: https://i.imgur.com/tTsXU3p.jpg

This is the best pic I have of that being done. I usually start with 8 quarter material for the top and shoot for about 6 quarter finished thickness. When I use pine, I go to a hardwood dealer and buy good clear and dry boards, I would stay away from framing lumber if possible.

By the way if my pics are confusing it’s because they are different tables made from different materials and some were in my old garage and some are at my new house.
This post was edited on 4/16 at 12:58 pm


ducksnbass
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The breadboard ends use a traditional mortise and tenon in order to allow for expansion and contraction.


Good job on the breadboards. I see so many of them just glued on or screwed on with pocket hole screws. Looks great until stuff starts contracting or expanding.


Chuckd
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Thanks. I think I often go over board when considering wood movement but on something as wide as a table top, it’s best to be safe.


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The breadboard ends use a traditional mortise and tenon in order to allow for expansion and contraction.


Norm would be so proud of you.

i'm impressed. you do very good work.


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bbvdd
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Have have two of the same planes you have.

Well, except my my #4 isn’t brass.


Chuckd
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Thanks pirate dude. And bbvd I chose the bronze because I don’t have to worry about rust, I wish they all came in bronze. Now I just need to learn how to use them properly haha


bbvdd
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That small block plane is the best. I use mine all the time.


Chuckd
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Yea it’s my most recent one but has become my favorite. Although the rabetting block plane is great for cleaning up tenons like a shoulder plane.


bbvdd
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Although the rabetting block plane is great for cleaning up tenons like a shoulder plane.



I have a veritas shoulder plane that i use for that.


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pchwinner
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
What did you use for the finish?


fishfighter
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Really not much you can do otherwise short of bringing it down to size with a hand planer and for such a large table, that would be time consuming


Google router sled. Easy to build and to use to level out a table top.

Finished out these new beams in my guest house I am building.

Image: https://i.postimg.cc/FFD5Lz49/IMG-0063.jpg


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Chuckd
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What did you use for the finish?


On the walnut table I used osmo polyx and the pine table I used minwax dark walnut stain then finished minwax water based poly


Drunken Crawfish
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Image: https://i.imgur.com/AyYLYOg.jpg


Started cutting and torching some pine 1x2s for a new project I am working on. Next is to put some tinted stain and a company logo on it.

You can see the DC woodworking shop currently consists of two sawhorses and a scrap 1x8


Clames
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You can't have too many of those cheap folding sawhorses. I recently welded up a 14' rolling gate frame with six of them, two roller material stands, and a JawStand XP (which is a great tool for those with limited working space).


Drunken Crawfish
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Instead of going with the American flag I decided I would try and use the torch and tint method on something else. One of our good family friends got new position and I made this for his office.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/P3ssH4O.jpg


Before stain.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/405txQf.jpg


After tinted stain and logo paint. Not a huge fan of the way the white looks. I may hit it with another coat or two, but I don't want to take away from the burnt wood grain. I cheated and ordered the letters already cut out, but I had to cut the other part of the logo by hand with a handheld saw. All I have left to do is hit it with a clear coat.
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Chuckd
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Looks good. Have you considered making the logo bigger ?


Drunken Crawfish
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No, just because I don't want to re-make all of that. I may take a bit off of the backing boards


piratedude
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very good work itneverrains


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