A classic dining table with round legs

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Project by Serradura posted 04-08-2020 12:49 AM 1187 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No glue, no nails, no screws.
A classic table where the top (3 boards) is mounted to the frame with sliding dovetails, and where the legs have also been mounted to the frame in the same way. The legs are “turned” on a homemade (shop-made) angle-grinder copy lathe machine. There’s a whole video series on the making of this table:

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#1 posted 04-08-2020 01:42 AM

Sweet! This is a beautiful table, and the design & construction permitting complete disassembly when necessary is a great feature. I saw the YouTube videos during the build, the design of the duplicating machine worked very nice, now I’m off to see the final video in the series.
Thanks for posting, very informative and helpful.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 04-08-2020 02:02 AM

Love it. It looks great and I really like the joinery with no metal. I often set similar goals for no other reason than the challenge of it. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 04-08-2020 04:48 AM

I like combination of kind of traditional turned legs design and moder straight lines of table top.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 04-08-2020 01:15 PM

A great piece that takes me back to my early years of hand-cutting joints and dovetails. I didn’t have a lot of tools back then but every piece was made with patience and care. In this hurry-up world we now live in, I think we can all use a reminder of what woodworking truly means to all of us. I’ll be binge-watching your videos this week while listening to every John Prine song I can find!
Thank you for sharing – Be safe my friend!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, [email protected]

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#5 posted 04-09-2020 02:49 AM

That is a really fine looking table.

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