Walnut & Curly Maple Coffee Table #7: Drawbored breadboard ends

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Blog entry by Reinan posted 11-25-2017 04:44 AM 2434 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Spent today marking and drilling the ends this morning, and reinstalling the ends to mark the hole locations on the tongue. Then offsetting the holes and figuring out I didn’t have a chisel small enough to simply cut off the nub between the outside holes. I ended up using a small fine tooth square file to clean up and create the notched holes for the outer dowels. I then put some glue on the center 3-4 inches of the tongue and installed the ends for the last time. First time trying to drawbore, was a little scared on the first one at how severe of and angle I could feel and worrying I was going to blow apart the ends. Worked out though, and was able to get them all in without any damage, as I installed each dowel I wiped a little glue around the dowel where it was sitting against the top before driving it in the last 1/4 inch. Then is used a flush cutting saw to cut them off on both the bottom and top. I feel like it went very well for my first time, and the gap against the shoulder is 1/64 or less.

-- -Russ

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#1 posted 11-26-2017 07:47 AM

I saw the finished product in the other forum. Just plain incredible especially the breadboard ends.

PS Please try and rotate those pictures. If you’re using an iPhone it has to be held horizontally. :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#2 posted 11-26-2017 01:44 PM

Thanks Andy, I was holding my phone horizontally, but for some reason, a couple of the pictures didn’t follow the phone.

-- -Russ

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