A new dining room set for my wife! #38: Just a little trimming.

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 06-09-2011 04:38 PM 5427 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 37: Let the pressing begin! Part 38 of A new dining room set for my wife! series Part 39: It's all about the trim! »

It took some fiddling to get things right when I trimmed the edges I had to make sure that everything remained centered with both the ends as well as the leaves.

Then I had the corners to deal with. I wanted to make sure that they were consistent and at the exact angle. What I did was to place a piece of scrap with a straight edge in the position I wanted it. I had to take into account the distance of the edge of the router base to the bit.

Once this was worked out I clamped it into position then glued and brad nailed two blocks to locate it.

Here you can see what I came up with. It doesn’t have to be pretty to work!

I had already used a circular saw to trim the corners. Here you can see the jig in place.

And finally you can see it after I trimmed the corner.

From this point on I have to be real careful not to ding the sharp edges. If I do I’m screwed big time.

Next I will make the trim pieces to go around the edges so I won’t have to worry about them anymore.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 04:54 PM

You’re making great progress! This table is going to look great! Of course it needs to to go with the chairs… Looking forward to the next post alrready.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 05:02 PM


Nice trim job. Thats where you start to check to see if the veneer is joined at the corner.

The things that most people won’t notice but you sure will.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 06-09-2011 05:50 PM

Gary – I’ve been learning a lot following this blog. Thanks for taking the extra time on this to show us “The how to.”

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 06:51 PM

COOL CS saw guide! That’s using the ole bean! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#5 posted 06-09-2011 07:31 PM

I love how quickly and efficiently you come up with jigs like this. Nicely done!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#6 posted 06-09-2011 08:33 PM

Thanks again, Gary, for taking the time to document this build. I can honestly say you have all of us waiting for the next update.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 06-09-2011 08:58 PM

I second that Scott.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 06-09-2011 11:39 PM

Gary, That is outstanding.Looks like you are doing it over the top(again).

-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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#9 posted 06-10-2011 02:11 AM

Saweeeeeeeeeeeeet lookin top.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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