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Old 07-11-2010, 01:15 AM   #1651
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I have made up 10 brackets for the underside of the table in 5 pairs. Each pair will capture an arbutus post, which will be bolted to the end of the deck.
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:21 AM   #1652
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Tonight I selected some stock to make the posts from. In true arbutus fashion, it has dried with some pretty wild curves to it.

This stock is bigger than 4" x 4", and I think I will plane it down to about 3" x 3 1/2". That will keep me busy for awhile tomorrow morning.

Can't start too early as it will be Sunday, and 3 of the neighbours are in.

Maybe some more tiling early...
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I'm liking that table top Keith! I like that it still has it's groove! Or grooves. :D

Your luck ran as bad as ours on June 9th. We just returned from our vacation only to find out our a/c went kapooey! It's not the heat that kills ya here, it's the humidity! Other than spending more money on our vacation that we didn't expect, we had it fixed that night.

I wanted to share with you that my woodworking friend took your advice and this is what he came up with. I'm so excited! And I'm very happy with the look! Thanks again Keith!

Coffee break over! Now you can continue with your wonderful works buddy!
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The towel I understand, but the trunks...???
you need some place to hang them for drying...
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I'm liking that table top Keith! I like that it still has it's groove! Or grooves. :D

Your luck ran as bad as ours on June 9th. We just returned from our vacation only to find out our a/c went kapooey! It's not the heat that kills ya here, it's the humidity! Other than spending more money on our vacation that we didn't expect, we had it fixed that night.

I wanted to share with you that my woodworking friend took your advice and this is what he came up with. I'm so excited! And I'm very happy with the look! Thanks again Keith!

Coffee break over! Now you can continue with your wonderful works buddy!
My compliments to the chef!

What a great job he did on your picture frame!!! Awesome!!!
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you need some place to hang them for drying...
Oh, I see.

But you have made the mistake of assuming that we would even need such terrible devices here...
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...bit of a disturbance with the work this morn...the neighbour has trouble with his mooring. There's always problems with these things, so I've offered him one of my spare ones and some new hardware for it. He's going over to town later next week and will get some new line while he's there.

Anyway, the stock for the legs for the table has been planed down to size, doesn't look too bad.

I still have to cut the ends to shape and drill the holes and so forth. The back braces have all been fastened to the table top with stainless steel screws. Non stainless really makes a mess out of arbutus, it stains like crazy.

Back with pics later...
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Oh, I see.

But you have made the mistake of assuming that we would even need such terrible devices here...
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...it's a good thing there are certain pics we simply should not post here!
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hmmmm...fair bit of work involved in the making of these legs.

The re-sizing and planing went OK, if a little time consuming.

Once the stock was down to the proper size, I did the layout on all the legs, and proceeded to cut out the various and sundry unwanted pieces.

Making a blind cut can lead to nasty overcuts where you don't want them, so here is a trick to make sure yours ends right where you want it to.

I needed to take a sizable notch out of the bottom end of each leg where it will bolt to the deck.

The pictures are pretty self explanatory, with the second one showing a small stop clamped to the fence to keep all the cuts identical.
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Once the first cut is made, flip the board for the second part of the cut. You will need to adjust the fence so that the two cuts line up. Like so.

The blade is running in this pic!
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The crosscut on the face of the board had previously been cut, so now it is a matter of breaking off the waste with the chisel.
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Just give the chisel a good whack and the waste should jump right off.

You can see the typical triangle shape left with this method. If you have a bandsaw, that won't leave any such extraneous wood.
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A few strokes with the chisel and all will be nice and clean...
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The opposite end of the legs needed a tenon on the end for the legs to fit between the capture boards which are already installed.

Legs in place now. But no holes drilled for the bolts yet.
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