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When I posted the Table Saw renovation a request to see the first project from it was made.

So here it is:


Its more scrap timber from the Smiths Potato crate repair work and from the looks, its Jarrah and possibly Yellow Stringy Bark

The timber was thicknessed to match the thinest piece then sawn to size.

The edging was done with some of the Jarrah offcuts.

Construction:


There is three No 20 biscuits joining the table section totaling 18 in all.

The edging is simply butt and miter joint glued in place.
Finished off by routed the edges with around over bit, then a coat of sanding sealer.

Tools


I used my Sand Cat Belt Sander mainly to remove glue squeese out and then a 1/2 sheet sander started sanding with 60 grit and finished with 800 grit along with the table saw of course.
Incidently the Skill Sand Cat is possibly one of the oldest electric power tools I have, and does a great job.

Here is a picture of it hard at work on our bird feeder platform!



Plus not forgetting I used a clamp or two.

The table frame and saw came from A school throwout the timber recovered from crate repairs.

Why no finish coat?... I am thinking of having it engraved with the Grandkids names and birthdates, standby.

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nice way to recycle rob,but what about expansion on that table top,you might find your corners blowing out!might have to lock you up with mark for wood violations-lol.nice job buddy.
 

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Good job on the rescued parts!
 

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Hello Pottzy

Considering the age of the timber and the fact it has been 100% sealed I was hoping no further movement woud be a concern, still worthy of noting though.

As an example my ute box of 2015 which sits exposed to the weather on the street has only just under gone repairs and only because of UVs effecting my sawdust and gluing of my poor sawing skills otherwise I am pleased to report the OSB has not weatered at all.

Here is the rework..





Now this timber was all "dunnage" recovered from a Hopper and built, mainly as an experiment with OSB.
So its hard to pick, I build a 1500mm x 1500mm table top for my son and get 1/4" + or 6mm shrinkage, go figure!

Get the cuffs ready just in case.
 

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Great job Rob, I can see the names etc engraved on the table.
It looks great.

Bob
 

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ya never know rob wood has a mind all its own,kinda like quessing what what my wife might do!
 

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hey whats this are you married to my wifes twin sister?

Other wise tend to agree, I will have to live with it knowing I have the skills to "fix" it later if distaster strikes
 

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Now the birds have a Dance Floor!

COOL way to use it!!

Sure a nice looking table saw!! :)
 

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You're making good use of the saw table Rob and recycled timber looks great - top job sir…
 

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Rob. Great work!!! Good salvage and recycle to create a mighty fine looking Table Top…I like the contrast of colour in the wood.

Regards,

Cliff.
 
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