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Another design design for the pool table

07-19-2007 03:29 AM by John Nixon | 7 comments »

I’m back for some more design advice. The discussion / feedback on the corbels was great, and I thank all who participated. Next topic for design consideration is the addition of a stretcher between the legs on the pool table. Some things that are up in the air: Whether to add a stretcher or not. The legs are stout enough that I don’t need it for stability, so it’s purely asthetic. If a stretch is added, should I do a through tenon look where the stretcher comes ...

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eBay project selling topic

07-08-2007 11:39 PM by Dan'um Style | 75 comments »

HelloThought if there is interest I’d start a blog about selling projects on eBay. RegardsDAN

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Design Decision - need YOUR help

07-06-2007 02:49 AM by John Nixon | 29 comments »

I am trying to decide on the style corbel that should go on the pool table legs that I am building. Short one: Long One: Which one do you think looks better? Thanks for your input! John Nixon – Buffalo, NY – www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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Arts and Crafts Style Pool Table - Video Series #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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Arts and Crafts Style Pool Table - Video Series #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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Arts and Crafts Style Pool Table - Video Series #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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Arts and Crafts Style Pool Table - Video Series #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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