Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #9: Gluing Up the Leaves

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Blog entry by TungOil posted 04-11-2017 03:07 AM 2295 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Bagging the Leaves and a Design Change Part 9 of Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table series Part 10: Gluing Up and Pattern Routing the Table Halves »

The next step is gluing up the four leaves. Each of the leaves consists of three of the laminated boards edge glued.

I contemplated adding biscuits to help with alignment for the glue ups. When I dry fit the boards before gluing, everything was extremely flat and well aligned, so biscuits were not needed. The glue ups came out very consistent, I measured no more that 1/64” misalignment after I pulled the four leaves out of the clamps.

The random orbit sander quickly leveled out any misalignment between the boards.

In a previous entry I discussed changing from 20” to 15” wide leaves. After lifting the glued up leaves that was a good decision. Each leave is essentially half a sheet of 3/4” Baltic Birch plywood and weighs about 35 pounds. The wider 20” leaves would have been much too heavy.

The next step is to laminate and veneer the two elliptical halves of the table.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#1 posted 04-11-2017 03:12 AM

That’s looking good.
Looking forward to seeing the elipticals

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#2 posted 04-11-2017 07:37 PM

As Norm would say, you’re gain’n on it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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