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Travis

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10-08-2019 11:08 PM

Hello all,

I’m working on designing a trestle table for the kitchen and my research has brought me to an article by Charles Durfee in FWW #141. I checked my local library and they don’t carry the publication. Looking at the website, it seems my only way to get digital access to that issue is to become an unlimited member. I am willing to purchase the issue, but I have no interest in a $99 membership.

Am I missing something? Surely there is a way for me to purchase an individual article or issue…..

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.


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TravisH

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#1 posted 10-09-2019 12:41 AM

Not for sure you can purchase individual issues. At one time could sign up for trial access but not for sure what was available that way. I have the issue and sent you a PM.

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Travis

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#2 posted 10-09-2019 12:45 AM



Not for sure you can purchase individual issues. At one time could sign up for trial access but not for sure what was available that way. I have the issue and sent you a PM.

- TravisH

Thank you Travis! I’d happily purchase the individual issue if I could.

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.

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bilyo

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#3 posted 10-09-2019 07:33 PM

Check the FWW web page again and see what it takes for the trial membership. It implies that you will have full access to the digital files. It does not make clear that you can buy individual issues. You can maybe ask their customer service.
If all that fails, PM me.

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DS

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#4 posted 10-09-2019 07:57 PM

They do sell the back issues on a DVD. I think I have one that might be a decade old already.
I’m not sure how far back #141 goes. I’ll have to check later.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Peteybadboy

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#5 posted 10-09-2019 08:14 PM

Travis, I have the article. No ide how to get it to you. its in paper form, I think they make the plans available for purchase

-- Petey

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bondogaposis

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#6 posted 10-09-2019 08:55 PM

Look on ebay, lots people sell back issues.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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DS

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#7 posted 10-09-2019 09:21 PM

Google turned this up this page.
$5.00 for the plans

https://www.tauntonstore.com/trestle-table-project-plan-011216.html

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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DrTebi

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#8 posted 10-09-2019 09:50 PM

On another note… the design doesn’t look terribly complicated. What exactly are you trying to figure out? Maybe just ask the lumberjock community for help, they are very nice people :)

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#9 posted 10-09-2019 09:56 PM

If you call their customer service, you should be able to order back issues. Or order the plan the DS found above.

When I sign on to my FWW membership, the online plan is a dead link.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Travis

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#10 posted 10-10-2019 01:56 AM

I appreciate all the helpful responses to this. I was able to get the article.

For some additional context, I wasn’t looking for the plans (which I assumed would be available for purchase), I was looking for some of the content in the article. I had a single stretcher plan in mind I was going to work off of, but it was designed for a 36” wide table and I am planning a 40” wide table. I read elsewhere that suggested a single post/stretcher design is insufficient for tables wider than 36”. As far as I could tell, the original source for that claim was this article. I was hoping to get a bit more information about this as I decide if I can adequately use the intended plan or if I need to rework it to a double stretcher.

The article had some great advice and design considerations which will surely be helpful to me, though it did not expound on width guidelines beyond what was stated elsewhere, namely single stretcher designs should max out at 36” width.

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.

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DrTebi

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#11 posted 10-10-2019 03:55 AM

Makes all sense now. I am glad you could find the article. Good luck with the project!

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