Arts and Crafts Style Pool Table - Video Series

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Blog series by John Nixon updated 07-26-2007 01:47 PM 5 parts 9469 reads 19 comments total

Part 1: The massive leg columns

07-06-2007 01:31 AM by John Nixon | 2 comments »

This 10 minute video focuses on the columns that make up the leg system for the Arts and Crafts pool table. The hollow columns are constructed using the Lock Miter bit on the router table. The video covers: An introduction to the pool table leg design. Setup and use of the lock miter bit A special treatment for the outside corner of the columns. Although constructed from quartersawn white oak plywood, the columns take on the look of a solid timber because of the corner chamfer treatment. ...

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Part 2: The verticals slats - cool way to hide sheet goods!

07-06-2007 01:35 AM by John Nixon | 1 comment »

This 10 minute video focuses on the cross members and vertical slats that make up the legs for the Arts and Crafts pool table. The cross members are constructed using various lamination techniques, and the vertical slats are constructed with the help of the edge band bit on the router table. This video covers: Laminating basics Pattern Routing to make duplicate parts. Setup and use of the edge band bit set. The thick cross members and vertical slats compliment the columns created in ...

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Part 3: The world's first foot-activated motorized router lift for router table mortising

07-06-2007 01:38 AM by John Nixon | 3 comments »

This 11 minute video focuses on mortising on the Router Table. The primary joinery method for the leg system for the Arts and Crafts pool table is Loose Tenon Joinery. This video covers: Motorized Router Lift Router table mortising. Loose Tenon Joinery. The efficiency and accuracy with which my setup cuts mortises is showcased in this video. The mortising operation possible with my motorized router lift setup rivals that of expensive dedicated mortising machines. For more info...

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Part 4: Veneering the feet - good looking and secretly functional

07-06-2007 01:40 AM by John Nixon | 8 comments »

This 11 minute video focuses on techniques for applying and trimming veneer. The video centers on the feet for the leg columns. The hollow foot will lend a substantial look to the bottom of the columns, and at the same time, the foot collar will conceal any shims underneath the columns that may be necessary to level the legs. This video covers: The design of the feet. Application of veneer without a vacuum bag. Various methods for flush trimming veneer. The quartersawn white oak v...

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Part 5: Corbels for the leg system

07-26-2007 01:47 PM by John Nixon | 5 comments »

A couple of weeks ago I Blogged for help here at LumberJocks (Link Here) with what size / shape /scale to make the corbels for the Pool Table. It was a great discussion and also a nice collaborative process with all who participated. There’s a great group of woodworkers from all skill levels here, and it was nice to hear to various viewpoints. The corbels are finished, and I think they came out great. The next installment in the video series covers the design and construction of t...

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