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Thread: Stickley #599 Trestle Table Build.

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    Default Re: Oops....

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Zimmel View Post
    Being that it was the first mortice that was done, a loose tenon could be used. All one would have to do is chop the three mortices from the bottom, where they should be, and have a floating tenon that would in essence go the width of the cap. Great idea Rusty....
    Down side of that is the piece would not have the traditional joinery used by Gustav S.
    So in saying that I'm sure a new cap will be in the works..
    Ha Ha, I was pretty sure that was going to be your answer.
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    Default Re: Oops....

    well good for you for redoing it Gary. Do you have enough wood to make another one? Nothing worse than having to go buy more after you just messed something up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Zimmel View Post
    Being that it was the first mortice that was done, a loose tenon could be used. All one would have to do is chop the three mortices from the bottom, where they should be, and have a floating tenon that would in essence go the width of the cap. Great idea Rusty....
    Down side of that is the piece would not have the traditional joinery used by Gustav S.
    So in saying that I'm sure a new cap will be in the works..

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    Default Re: Stickley #599 Trestle Table Build.

    I have one more piece of 6/4 white oak that has about 3/4" of sap wood in it.
    We are hoping that one can net out the 3 3/8" needed to make a new cap.

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    Default Re: Stickley #599 Trestle Table Build.

    Gary how does the top fasten?
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    Default Re: Stickley #599 Trestle Table Build.

    As in the caps to the legs, or the actual table top?
    If you are asking about the table top, I will have dowels in the caps and the top itself will have elongated holes to allow for expansion.
    Given that the top will weigh a ton, I don't think it will go any where...

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    Default Re: Stickley #599 Trestle Table Build.

    I meant actual top. Thanks. I doubt it will fall off too.

    A follow up. Are the dowels loose for when you knock it down?
    Last edited by Rusty; 03-25-2012 at 12:17 PM. Reason: Follow up
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    Default Re: Stickley #599 Trestle Table Build.

    Great thread! very informative. Love the fact that you will cut a new piece rather than patch the mistake.

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    Default Oops...

    Thanks guys, and yes Rusty the dowels will be loose if we ever decide to knock this beast down....

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    Gary,
    As always, your work is an inspiration. I can't say I'd be as likely to go for a redo on the cap. Call me a slacker, but I just didn't inherit quite the same perfectionist gene. Great work, and thanks for posting.
    Hans Braul
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    Default Moving Forward Again...

    Thanks for the input about the screwup on the cap guys.
    But after thinking hard about it my guts are saying to make another one.
    I can't have the ghost of Stickley looking over my shoulder and shaking his head...
    So the last trip into my shop was to make a third cap.

    caps.jpg

    One mistake will buy you a few other problems.
    This new cap is just a tad thicker. Less than a 64th" but it is thicker.
    Now when I do my tenons I will have to set my router up two times to get the tenons the right width...
    Not a problem though as Gus will be happy now...
    Now for some big tenons on the top of the legs.

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    Default Re: Moving Forward Again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Zimmel View Post
    Thanks for the input about the screwup on the cap guys.
    But after thinking hard about it my guts are saying to make another one.
    I can't have the ghost of Stickley looking over my shoulder and shaking his head...
    So the last trip into my shop was to make a third cap.

    caps.jpg

    One mistake will buy you a few other problems.
    This new cap is just a tad thicker. Less than a 64th" but it is thicker.
    Now when I do my tenons I will have to set my router up two times to get the tenons the right width...
    Not a problem though as Gus will be happy now...
    Now for some big tenons on the top of the legs.

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    You're right Ian!
    Sometimes I over look the obvious....

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    Default Re: Moving Forward Again...

    Or if you have a drum sander you can get the same consistent across all its length.

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    No drum sander Mo. But I do have a couple of hand planes....

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    I'm enjoying your build Gary, some nice work taking place here. That double sided tape can really take hold if you use too much, I took off a layer of ply trying to get the template of the back legs of the chair lol.
    I'm going to use a router on the legs this time, its going to save a load of rasp work. Thanks for sharing -Wayne.

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    Default Re: Moving Forward Again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Zimmel View Post
    But I do have a couple of hand planes....



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    Default An Unexpected Break...

    Well it looks like we have to be a little quiet in the shop for the next few nights...

    My wife got a little miniature pony for the grand kids a few weeks ago.
    We were wondering why she was so over weight and were assured a diet would take care of that.
    Mother nature took care of the extra weight last night...
    She was in foal and this morning my wife was greeted by Issy and a brand new stud colt.
    We have had lots of foals born here but never one this size. Our golden retriever is bigger than this little stud colt...
    Mom and baby are doing just fine. However they will be in the barn for a few nights which is on the other side of my shop.

    The boss has said no big machines running for a couple of nights.
    Then we will quickley get the little one used to the machines as all the other horses are..

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    Life sometimes gets in the way of shop time.


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    Default Re: An Unexpected Break...

    What a great surprise!
    How hard can it be? Guys do it everyday

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    Default Re: An Unexpected Break...

    Very cool!

    The good news is you can now use one of your 'couple' hand planes



    Ian.

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    Default Re: An Unexpected Break...

    Wow. He is small, fuzzy and very cute. My cousin has a few mini horses on their acreage West of Stony Plain and I jokingly said he needs at least six to hook up to a small wagon or cutter.

    Great thread. I'm looking forward to more photos.

    stan

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