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Boys and Girls,

In an attempt to boost my project post statistics for the week, I thought I'd invade your sanity with this TV stand I made for my entertainment area a few years ago… which may seem like an eternity before the misfortune of this duck gate-crashing LumberJock's forum and upset everyone's tranquillity.

Recently having surrendered to my dark side and buying a Fe$tool Domino,

I thought it might be an appropriate time to pay homage to my humble but functional Leigh FMT jig,

through the pretence of this TV stand, before it fades away into the crevices of my pickled memory.

I purchased a gaming racing seat (another long duck tale),

(along with my Merlot co-driver) and set up a PS3 PlayStation on an old plasma TV (in my endeavour to be an honorary greenie, the plasma has since been upgraded).
It was degrading racing around the circuits at ground level,

and after many driver complaints, to give the impression of lifting our arses off the ground and looking down on our competitors, I decided to make a table for the TV, to bring my racing competitors up to eye level,


Hey don't fret… the project details are coming!

See!...
As with all my projects, it started off with SketchUp which was based on using my Leigh FMT jig as a foundation for the base,












Down to the workshop and out with the FMT,




Being designed in SketchUp, I felt confident in mass production,


Had to allow for the tenon overlap,



and set up my Fein to cut out the corner,








This bit of bullshit needed to be done for the double tenons as I didn't want to cut through both tenons using the bandsaw or scrollsaw (only the "inside" one) and tested fit,

and the glue-up began,


Reverted to my
clamps for the panels used as tabletop and shelves,



and the customary glue squeeze out and sanding phase,

then off to the store room for staining black after a coat of tung oil,

tabletop (and shelves) stained,

finished with 3 coats of water based varnish.

The "tabletop" was made up of two panels combined with a lazy susan to permit rotation of the TV

to play other PS3 games away from the obstruction by the driving seat… like golf,

using my favourite clubs… the #1 wood and trusty putter,

... so all you C-19 restriction whingers eat your hearts out. Had the choice of many world class courses… and copious mulligans were used… and when I got tired of walking the course, I could relax driving around in my racing car seat.

To keep fit, I could ward of waves of invaders ranging from space invaders to WW Communist infiltrations,

by the use of my special PS3 arsenal,






Fired up Gran Turismo 6 on the PS3 and tried my hand at some dirty driving,











only to learn the meaning of eat my dust.

Chatted up my co-driver,

wiped down the steering wheel,

lined up the pedals,

calibrated the gears,

and snuggled into the seat,

decided to give the local Bathurst track a burl and anyone wanting to know what DUI looks like in one's lounge, check out this video..

Then for a change of pace, decided to flaunt our gun laws.

It may become obvious to some why I'm not phased during C-19 lockup isolation and as for those missing golf, the only thing I miss is my calculator for handling my triple digit handicap… learned very quickly that while you can cheat your fellow golfers, you can't cheat that bloody computer that keeps accurate scores… it knows the difference between a practice swing and a miss.

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Alex you were right I should have stayed longer but you didn't tell me you had Grand Turismo 6 with a proper seat and setup. I would still be there.
 

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Alex you were right I should have stayed longer but you didn t tell me you had Grand Turismo 6 with a proper seat and setup. I would still be there.

- Pjonesy
That's what I was afraid of and kept it a secret… You were here before I stockpiled my casks of vino and dunny paper streamers…

Maybe when Jacinda and ScoMo drop their borders you can return for a drag… but you'll need your own crash helmet… PPE safety.
 

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A nice table with a almost Japan joints. A solid made one. Well done Alex.
 

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A nice table with a almost Japan joints. A solid made one. Well done Alex.
- Dutchy
Thanks Dutchy... I should have used my Jap saw ,

instead of the Fein

then I could have called it a full Japan joint.
 

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I'm realy impressed with all those photos and process…TV is litlle overkill for that stand but look OK, especialy fantastic, skill made joynery…
Cheers my friend!
 

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Great project! I like the double tendons for a very strong joint. Love the production and design pictures this is a job really well done. ( question? When you cut a quote and paste on your answer how do you show it sahaded box) I am very impressed with the top of the line equipment your shop is equipped with. Thanks Duck have a grey day.
 

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Wore my finger out scrolling to the bottom of you post! LOL! Great project and some nice jontery on that TV stand! Save the TV and the stand and send me the Festool Domino maker! You have too many tools and you can use the added space! :)
 

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...TV is litlle overkill …
- Ivan
Hey maj', the only thing one can have more of than TV's (and money),

are clamps,

..... and send me the Festool Domino maker!.....
- woodshaver Tony C
Appologies for the finger cramps, gramps....
Not sure what you mean about the Domino maker, but if I stuff up with my FMT, they make great dominos,





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o'r', if you are referring to my answers…. you click on the fine print "Quote" at the bottom right of a comment

Then in your reply, you can change/delete, bold and/or italicise the text between the blockquote and /blockquote (I have omitted the greater than and less than symbols bounding the "blockquote", in this reply here, as the WEB interpreter uses those symbols as formatting characters)... and then add your text comment below that as per box,
 

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