Life and times, Nov.13, 2014

I would like to finish this story of the table as far as I can before I move on to other topics and discussions.

In the last post, I did the bulk of the creation of the joints between the legs and the apron.  Since then, I took them all apart, put a couple of coats of finish on them and it is now to make the rest of the leg assembly.

So, put it all together again, and add a few critical elements.  Firstly, I drilled a hole through the corner braces and into the inside corner of each leg.  Them I put a 5/16″ x  3-1/2″ lag screw into the hole to tighten up the whole assembly. and finally screwed some cleats into the inside face of the apron with two stretchers across at the 1/3 points.  With holes drilled in them I can now attache the table top to the leg assembly when I get the two parts together at my daughter’s home.  I will take some photos of that stage when I get it done – hopefully before the Christmas holidays.



I hope this little deviation from the business of school was of some interest to you.  For you Plans and Specs students, I’ll put on my thinking cap and see if I can make a post pertinent to your module……




About jhcarpentry

I am a teacher in the Construction Carpentry Program at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC) for the New Frontiers School board. This blog is a way for me to connect with my students.
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4 Responses to Life and times, Nov.13, 2014

  1. marc says:

    The table looks great, I am sure your daughter will be very happy with your work. I on the other hand have been meaning to insulate my shop .watching you build your projects is giving me the urge to get that done sooner than later !

  2. krhodges says:

    It’s coming together piece by piece! I’m pleased with all o the pieces, just can’t wait to see it assembled. Hopefully before the Christmas holidays 😉

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