Current Project #6: Legs!

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 09-05-2014 07:01 PM 1791 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I started working on the legs for the table. The picture above will give you an idea of what they will look like. The photos below are two views of the glue up. They are not glued to the table, but will eventually be bolted to the cleats. In these photos I’m using the cleats and the 2×4s sticking out the ends as spacers. I put a bit of duct tape on them to allow a little play. We’re getting there.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 09-05-2014 07:10 PM

Looking good Dave. Nice and sturdy set of legs.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 09-05-2014 07:25 PM

Oldtool, I definitely don’t want it to wobble. Also, since the legs are not on the very ends of the table, I wanted them heavy enough to prevent the table from tilting from elbows on the table. I still wouldn’t stand on it like I’ve been doing to change the light bulbs in that room. ;-) (The current tables are sturdy folding tables, but they are ugly.)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 09-06-2014 12:18 PM

Again, I didn’t see that style of table leg coming. I like it, but never imagined it. Nice, very nice. You must have very interesting things going on between the ears. Maybe it is best people aren’t able to read minds. It would take all the surprise out of life.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#4 posted 09-06-2014 01:09 PM

Nomercadies, I’m no genius, but if I have enough time to think about something and look around I usually do all right. These legs are a variation on a desk that Steve Ramsey (WWMM) has in his office. He never did a video about it but he showed us once in a video. I asked him how they were attached and went from there. I would have gotten a little further yesterday, but in the afternoon our well pump developed a problem. The plumber will fix it today.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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