Octagonal side table

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Blog series by lanwater updated 10-13-2010 07:16 PM 3 parts 8454 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Pattern Routing Challenge

09-23-2010 08:04 AM by lanwater | 5 comments »

Few months ago I built an octagonal table (not my design) and did not assemble it because I was not satisfied with the legs. I also had problems with the finish. Problem #1: The finish The Wood used is white oak and because it’s so porous I never got a flat top. I kept builling layer of polyuratane but that did not work. I Sanded off the finish. I then put on 1 layer, leave it to dry, sand it down but not completely. Put the second and the third following the same procedur...

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Part 2: Some progress

10-05-2010 08:35 PM by lanwater | 7 comments »

I made some progress on routing the legs for my octagonal table that I blogged about last time. Some of you remember that the oak was “grabing” on the router bit and the leg would shatter. From the advise I got, I set the following goal in my last blog: -Scroll saw /jigsaw very close to the cut line -Sand some-Pay attention to grain direction changes -Pattern route the leg Well I stuck close to the above outline and the wood did not ...

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Part 3: Success

10-13-2010 07:16 PM by lanwater | 3 comments »

The octagonal table project is making some progress! I have now successfully routed the leg(not totally satisfied). I was encountering some problems during the pattern routing of the legs as I described in my last 2 blogs: and Some of you have seen the problems I was having and gave advise that were very valuable. Another valuable resource could be found here:

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