Dining Table Top, Build Completed

The top build is all done, including bread board ends, installed with drawbore joinery.

Next steps will be building the apron-corner-leg assembly, then final sanding and finish.

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Dust Collection

In between work on the dining table, I have (finally) gotten underway on the main branch dust collection piping in the shop. Going to be interesting getting all those 6" PVC fittings and pipe hung from the ceiling...

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Grampa's Workshop

Pleasant View Woodworks was recently transformed into Grampa's Workshop with a visit from some dear little buddies and girlie. :)

Everyone got to try some sawing, hammering, sanding, and finishing on their special project. Special thanks also to adjunct shop supervisors Jonathan, Eric, Hannah, Sarah, and Deb.

Some budding new woodworkers! :)

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers. (Proverbs 17:6)

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. (Psalm 127:3)

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Dining Table Top, Sub-Assemblies

I am doing sub-assemblies of pairs of boards first to make the final top glue-up more do-able.

Cutting the domino mortises in the edges...

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Test fitting dominos and dry assembly...

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Spreading glue, putting boards together, applying MANY cauls and clamps, removing glue squeeze out...



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My sweet, able helpers :)
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Dining Table Top

Boards for the dining table top...

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Used the track saw to cut one straight edge on each of the seven boards.

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Ripped the other edges straight on the table saw, bringing the boards down to final 6" width.

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Then got them sorted and arranged, ready to start the edge gluing next


Milling Boards for Dining Table Top

Face-jointing and planing the seven main boards for the dining table top. Got them down from 8/4 to a little over the final thickness (which will be 1-1/2"). Produced 4 drums full of pretty red oak sawdust!

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New Project: Dining Table

My new project build? A dining table for my son, Jonathan.     :)

It's inspired by the Heirloom Table design, with some variations, from Woodsmith magazine.

Time to start milling a lot of heavy red oak boards!

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