Saturday, December 30, 2006

New Project

I got a table saw for Christmas. 15 amp Ryobi with a stand. Bought 200$ of materials (mostly oak) at Menards today. I’m Tomorrow I start making a new kitchen table.


Blogger Simon Hawk said...

Are you scrapping the idea of making the base out of decorative steel? Nice saw by the way.

31/12/06 07:29  
Blogger Garble said...

Yeah, I'm going to make the base out wood. I bought 4in sq oak posts to make the legs. The center of the table is ply, trimmed with 8in oak board. So there should be plenty of extra material to make the frame to mount the legs to. I toyed with the idea of useing mortise and tennon joinery but decided that was too much work. I'll post pictures as a I go.

31/12/06 09:52  
Blogger NDammitt said...

Pansy-assed engineers, so what if the mortise and tenon joints are a little more work... you like woodwork, remember? Any two bit hack can screw and glue, real men use the chisels that they asked for - and received - for Christmas. I like tenon joints, they look beefy and sturdy and make me think that something is made to last.

31/12/06 11:33  
Blogger Garble said...

Fuck. I'm trying to use a tonge and groove joint for a long piece of oak ply and an oak plank. They won't go together because they're not flat enough. hmmm. This could be tricky.

1/1/07 12:11  
Blogger NDammitt said...

try using a lap joint, won't be the same thing but you can glue and screw from the backside and no one will be the wiser.

2/1/07 14:38  

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