Torque Workcentre at work.. #27: And Repairs Too....

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Blog entry by degoose posted 08-15-2010 11:42 AM 2447 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had a request to repair a table top… this table was made in the USA but purchased 30 years ago in Scotland… over the years the glue holding the Hard Rock Maple strips together started giving way… It arrived in 2 pieces but soon became 6 after I put some stress on the joins…

To ensure that my glue joins did not fail I resorted to Biscuits…and Titebond III…

After leaving it in clamps for several days… I was away… attached it to the bench of the new 3 metre Torque Workcentre and using the 55 mm surfacing cutter, dressed it nice and flat in no time at all…

Unfortunately while running a ROS over the surface for finish sanding… guessed it… one more glue joint gave way..

Back to the biscuits, glue and clamps…

Next day… out of clamps… a skim on the TWC, a little sanding and it is now ready for a few coats of Tung Oil Finish…

Here it is after one coat…

Three coats later… ready for pickup… tomorrow…
Heavy son of a gun… too…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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David Craig

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#1 posted 08-15-2010 01:17 PM

Not too often I find myself envying a table. It not only spent some time in Scotland but got to hang out in Larry’s shop for a few days. I’d almost be willing to be skimmed on the TWC for that opportunity ;)

Nice work Larry,


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#2 posted 08-15-2010 04:02 PM

Thar table must be under a lot of stress to keep popping glue joints.

Great looking repair job Larry.

The seams that you fixed were they perfectly flat or was there some bow to them?

-- 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 08-16-2010 01:25 AM

Gorgeous table Larry. hope your holds, holds. Maybe some long rods with nuts would work then glue on the last pieces, Would’ve worked too. what the hell do I know your’e making the big bucks. LOL mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 08-16-2010 02:14 AM

Good job Larry.

Looks like brand new!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 08-16-2010 06:23 AM

Looks good. Bet you couldn’t have done it without the Torque! Good selling point ;-))

Did you redo all the joints or just the 6 that failed?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 08-17-2010 04:02 PM

I guess that table didn’t like all the climate changes. Scotland is pretty wet compared with Australia. It looks like you did a good job on it Larry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 08-18-2010 07:57 PM

nice work
where did you work this in with all the other work you have going on ?

-- self proclaimed copycat

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