River Red Gum Coffee Table #4: Gluing legs

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Blog entry by icemanhank posted 07-29-2013 08:37 AM 1390 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I thought this was going to be awkward and it didn’t dissapoint. I did another dry run using the strap and it went together perfectly, pulled it apart making sure everything was marked so it went back in the same way added the glue and would it go together properly…..................grrrrrrrrr.

I had to pull it all apart again, I still don’t know why it wouldn’t go together but I managed using a mallett to get every thing in the right spot, the only problem was the MESS; and I managed to get my thumb between the mallett and work during a rather large whak – owk as my grandaughter says. Not condusive to my occupation as a pro musician, gig tomorrow too.

Anyway here are some pics (I didn’t put a pic of my multi coloured and bloody thumb in).

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#1 posted 07-29-2013 02:08 PM

Nice design and beautiful wood.

Please avoid pounding yourself into a bloody paste. It’s not really that much fun and the mess tends to stain the beautiful wood.

Good Luck!

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#2 posted 08-22-2014 01:14 PM

Very good outcome ! I know the feeling when it is all glued up and some thing get out of kilter! You have to work fast!!
Sorry about the thumb!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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