Working with recycled timber #48: Edna's Workbenches Modified design and glue up of the frame

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 08-20-2015 08:02 PM 1181 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I thought the overall look was too chunky so I decided to improve on it.

First up I rounded over the legs using a 2” roundover bit, it was smaller then the overall diameter so they ended up with rounded over as opposed to completely round

This was the initial result on the test leg.

Then the eight legs.

As the results looked OK I then rounded over the side and end pieces.

Still room for improvement so I used a cove bit on the legs and bull nosed the side and end pieces that fitted into the mortices.

I was reasonably happy with the leg coving but it was a bit wavy doing it by hand.

Added a 25mm dowel at the base for stability and then satisfied with the results glued them all up.

-- Regards Rob

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 08-21-2015 01:04 AM

That really makes a difference!

Amazing what a little Round-Over will do!

Thank you!

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

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#2 posted 08-21-2015 02:00 AM

Looking good Rob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 08-21-2015 12:10 PM

Those extra round over is the difference between carpenter and cabinet/furniture maker.
Going to be nice table when finished.
AND , I am always interested when people use re-cycled material.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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