Swivel & fold dining table

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Project by WISEMAN posted 09-06-2019 12:33 AM 576 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave me a few rough cut boards of red oak, so I need to find something to do with them. I didn’t need another table, but decided I would try building this one. The most part the construction is simple, it took a little think to establish the swivel point and where to locate the stops. The most difficult part of the construction was the mortising of the 4 Soss hinges. I cooked up a couple of simple templates that helped, but if I was doing it again I would spend more time making better templates.

It turned out that my son needed a new kitchen table just as I finished it, so the table quickly found a home.

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#1 posted 09-06-2019 01:09 AM

Beautiful build and very clever design.
Excellent work Wiseman!

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#2 posted 09-06-2019 12:52 PM

Very nice. I really like the design of the top. Well done.

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#3 posted 09-06-2019 01:48 PM

great space saving design,nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 09-06-2019 06:22 PM

I agree….....Clever.
what is used for the pivot? a bolt? pin?

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 09-06-2019 07:21 PM

Pivot is a simple 3/8 bolt and a tee nut.

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#6 posted 09-07-2019 04:56 PM

That is really slick. I love the design!!

cheers, Jim

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

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