End Table project #7: Final assembly, and aPIP?

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-30-2015 09:40 PM 1181 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got to get this thing done! Spent the whole day, fixing the door with a handplane. Added cleats to hold a floor

Then cut and install a couple floor boards

Didn’t have enough plywood. Planks are 1/2”. Screwed in place,but no glue. Got the corner blocks all installed

I can then cut slotted holes. Just drill a hole in center of the block, then rock the drill back and forth towards the sides. This allows the top to expand and contract as it wants. A single screw in each to hold the top.

Dug out the router….could NOT get the collar out of the fixed base. Ok, Ve haft Vays..

I took the motor out of the fixed base, and slid it into the plunge base. Pays to buy a kit. Both bases came with this router. Got the router all set up. Needed to cut a few plugs to cover a few screw holes. Chucked a bit into the drill press, and made a bunch of 3/8” tapered plugs . Used the same wood as the case. Pop a plug out, glue it up, tap it down into the hole. Chisel to pare it flat. Then sanded smooth. Dried glue is a bear to get off my planes. All plugs done. Time to run a few edges with the router

Around all the feet, along the bottom edges, and up the corners. Flip it over a few times, until it wound up on the top. Four screws to secure the top. Flip this 40 pound wonder over, and router the edges. Note: while the case was on it’s side, I used a beltsander to round the corners of the top a bit. Had to switch the case around, to do the edges I couldn’t get to.

Went and dug up some hinges. Found the right size pilot drill bit. Installed the hinges. Adjusted the door a bit, as the lower corner away from the hinges wanted to stick a bit. Final sanding to get rid of fuzzy things, add a knob on the door…we have a PIP!

Hauled this beast upstairs, too dusty, and damp down in the shop. Trying to talk the Boss out of PAINTING this!!!??? As for the shop?

Well,well, well…long time no see. been how long since I’ve seen that bench’s top???

I think I am done with the woodworking on this project. Top did have a knot hole in it, clear through the top. Cut one more plug, and glued it down. Works for me.

Thanks for following along. After the finish is on…maybe post this as a project?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 07-30-2015 09:54 PM

Well done sir.

Should I stay tuned….
To see the “finished” project???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 07-31-2015 12:04 AM

Glad you could put the wood to good use . nothing sits long in your shop. great looking end table

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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#3 posted 07-31-2015 04:46 AM

Looks great, Bandit! Hope you can convince. The Boss not to paint.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 07-31-2015 07:56 AM

Each of your project is a great demonstration that a “one afternoon workbench” is good enough and what matters is having the skills.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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