Tilt Top Tea Table

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Project by dustynut2 posted 11-25-2012 02:30 AM 3096 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my favorite projects. It’s all cherry with a polyurathane finish. I got the plan from one of my woodworking magazines. I learned some new things on this one. I was able to use the indexer on my lathe to get the 120 degree offsets for the legs and figure how to do sliding dovetails to make them really solid. There is no hinge used on the tilt mechanism. I used hidden dowels as called for in the plan.

-- Hello, my name is Dustynut2 and I'm a tool junky

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#1 posted 11-25-2012 02:43 AM

Pretty cool there, can you post some close up pics? Cheers.

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#2 posted 11-25-2012 05:00 AM

Classic design. Well done.

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 12:58 PM

Very nice build. I love your table. I have always loved the tilt top tables. Can you share the magazine which you got the plans and where you purchased the latch to secure the table top when it is in use? Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#4 posted 11-25-2012 10:04 PM

Thx for the nice comments guys. Steve: the magazine the plan is in is: WOOD by Better Homes and Gardens. Feb 2001 issue. pg 60. Its an oval one but I made mine round. There is a similar one in the WOODSMITH magazine Vol 26/No154 Hope this helps. I got the latch at Lee Valley Tools. It’s called the Polished Brass Transom Latch Item Number 00L05.01 in their catalogue. Google Lee Valley Tools then go into their hardware section

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#5 posted 11-26-2012 04:24 AM

Sweet little table !

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#6 posted 11-26-2012 07:50 PM

Nicely done and very smart idea!

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