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Offline mattbyington

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[Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« on: October 15, 2021, 01:27 PM »
Hey team!

So this is for some friends. I am trying to be fancier with curves to push myself a bit.

It's a Walnut coffee table that will have some Maple accents. The top will come up and out so they can eat at it, and it'll have some frame & panel ends with curved drawers on the long side.

I spent too long trying to figure out how to cut a slot into the curved top stile to accept the inside maple panel but then decided to rabbet it instead to give the appearance it has a slot. The sides and bottom have the slot that holds the panel. It turned out good.

This coming weekend I'll work on it some more.

Matt








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Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2021, 01:28 PM »







Offline CeeJay

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Re: [Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2021, 06:55 PM »
Looks great Matt. Yes I would have used a rabbet bit too. Simplest solution I think.


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Offline squall_line

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Re: [Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2021, 07:20 PM »
What caused the confusion/concern about the dado in the curved piece?  Did you use a plunge bit on the flat pieces?

The rabbet definitely worked.  Knowing my penchant for buying new tools that I'll never use again, I would probably have sought out a narrow rabbeting bit or some sort of rail/stile bit set with a bearing or a bit and a template guide.

Looking great!

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2021, 11:33 AM »
@CeeJay thanks man!

@squall_line I think it'd be a groove or slot instead of a dado since it runs with the grain not orthogonal to it but obviously that's just nomenclature. The issue with using a plunge bit here like a straight bit, is because the curve is concave instead of convex, if you use a router table or router with a flat base, you can't really get the bit into the material the full 1/4" in the middle because of the curve. I did the straight pieces with a 1/4" spiral bit on the router table, yes. I did look at rail/stile bits - I found some good ones - but nothing with a bearing on it. Bitsbits had some without bearing but of course I can't use the fence.

Anyways the rabbet worked out OK.

This past weekend I worked on some of the longer stretchers that connect the ends together and also cut the bottom to size.

Next up is figuring out how to mount the lift top thing for the table top, somehow it'll need to be mounted to those top curved stretchers.








Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2021, 11:34 AM »







Offline jobsworth

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Re: [Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2021, 11:51 AM »
Very nice work Matt but you always seem to do nice work

Offline rvieceli

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Re: [Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2021, 12:57 PM »
Looking good Matt

For future reference, consider a slot cutting bit. Vary the depth of the slot by changing the bearing size. Then the work is placed flat on the table.

This one is from Rockler but all the majors make one.

https://www.rockler.com/3-wing-slot-cutting-router-bits-1-2-shank

Ron

Offline squall_line

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Re: [Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2021, 01:18 PM »
Looking good Matt

For future reference, consider a slot cutting bit. Vary the depth of the slot by changing the bearing size. Then the work is placed flat on the table.

This one is from Rockler but all the majors make one.

https://www.rockler.com/3-wing-slot-cutting-router-bits-1-2-shank

Ron

That's what I meant in my post above, but my brain was too fried to think of it.

Thanks!

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2021, 12:23 PM »
@jobsworth ah thanks so much man!

@rvieceli that is a great idea. Thanks man I really appreciate the link, I'll pick one up!

@squall_line makes sense, I figured!!

Matt






Offline mattbyington

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Offline ToddTurnerT4.75

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Re: [Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2021, 09:10 AM »
Very nice! I love and prefer walnut! Where did you get you dust collection pipe? What brand is it? Thanks~
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Offline tallgrass

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Re: [Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2021, 11:19 PM »
I call BS! I see no saw dust anywhere. I want to see some, somewhere.


Great work , as usual.

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2021, 05:34 PM »
@ToddTurnerT4.75 thank you! The steel pipe is Nordfab brand 4" Quick-Connect. I purchased it from Oneida Air. They are a dealer for Nordfab.

The blue ribbed hose is Anti-static 4" ducting from Rockler.

@tallgrass ha, thanks man!

Should have more pics this weekend - was out of town this past weekend so didn't make any progress.

Matt

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2021, 09:27 PM »
Ok team sorry for the delay, this one is all done now and delivered to my friend!








Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 46] Walnut & Maple Coffee Table
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2021, 09:28 PM »