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Offline ChuckM

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Another example of table joinery using the DF500
« on: November 21, 2019, 09:01 PM »
Domino joinery reinforced with aprons and braces

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Offline Mtpisgah

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Re: Another example of table joinery using the DF500
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 09:02 PM »
I love the angles and splayed legs.

Online Peter Halle

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Re: Another example of table joinery using the DF500
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 09:04 PM »
Really nice table!  Would love to hear more about the construction process.

Peter

Offline RustE

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Re: Another example of table joinery using the DF500
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 09:51 PM »
Custom tenons to join the aprons through the legs?  That’s a neat idea.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Another example of table joinery using the DF500
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 11:34 PM »
Thanks all for the remarks. More photos here in the meantime: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/412214

I will lay out how the angled joinery is done -- there're two approaches, one using more wood, one less. I took the "less wood" method. Details tomorrow.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Another example of table joinery using the DF500
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2019, 12:27 PM »
More wood method: Start with an oversized rectangular legs (in width) and cut mortises on the legs (under this method, the mortises are parallel to the edges) as if the legs were to be attached to the mitred aprons at right angle in the usual table construction. Then cut the oversized legs to the desired splay shape/angle.

My method: Cut the legs to the final shape, then cut the mortises on the legs where the mortises are perpendicular to the floor. See images. For dead precision, I used a cradle to position the DF500 in place.

To refine your techniques, try it on a mock-up first.

Lastly, the button mortises on the aprons were cut with the DF500's wider setting.

« Last Edit: November 23, 2019, 09:55 PM by ChuckM »

Offline Dogberryjr

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Re: Another example of table joinery using the DF500
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2019, 12:53 PM »
I like those legs.

Offline Rob Z

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Re: Another example of table joinery using the DF500
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2019, 05:02 PM »
Chuck

Nice work on that table, and I like the jig you made for plunging the domino.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Another example of table joinery using the DF500
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2019, 09:26 PM »
When I first shared about this jig, someone had a better idea: make the cradle with plexiglass material.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Another example of table joinery using the DF500
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2019, 05:06 AM »
Very nice work. How did you flatten the top?
Birdhunter

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Another example of table joinery using the DF500
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2019, 09:34 AM »
I  edge-joined (glued dominoes) the planks within 48 hours they were thickness-planed, so the glue-up was pretty flat to start with. (As a standard practice, I do not alternate the boards (no washboard effect)).  I checked for flatness/any high spots, and planed where necessary (photo shows the underside being worked on. The blade in the LAJ was honed at 40* (38*+micro bevel) to reduce the risk of tear-out).
« Last Edit: November 25, 2019, 09:47 AM by ChuckM »

Offline jarbroen

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Re: Another example of table joinery using the DF500
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2019, 12:09 PM »
Nice looking table!  I really like the angled/splayed legs.  And walnut is one of my favorite woods to look at when finished.