Working with recycled timber #68: Cable Drum Table preparing the materials.

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 03-07-2017 08:07 AM 3010 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got a message from my wife Aurora she said a friend of hers Edna, wanted a rustic outdoor table for her backyard and asked could I do it for her.

Couldnt really say no so I set to work

The pieces of a huge cable drum I had would be used for the top and I scrounged around and russeled up some more timber suitable for the table frame.

I set to work jointing everthing then rolled out the thicknesser and strangely enough then thicknessed everything

The Table top timbers were laid out to verify all was good to go.

I swapped out a few timbers to try and reduce some twist that was present and then biscuit jointed everything together hoping this would help reduce the defect.

Glued them all together

And left them awaiting the glue to set

I then started on the legs.
I wanted something substantial looking so I glued two pieces together to create the effect.

Thats about all the work I can do for now and will continue tomorrow

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 03-07-2017 10:02 AM

Rob, looks like another adventure in wood. I am eager to see what happens next. Thanks for once again taking us along with you.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 03-07-2017 09:06 PM

You can’t bet recycled timber…. watching for the end result to follow!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 03-11-2017 10:32 PM

... another Masterpiece in progress…

COOL stuff…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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