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Old 03-13-2009, 03:24 AM
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Default Butterfly Style Dining Room Table

I have just completed, and delivered, a Butterfly leaf dining room table made for my son, and modeled on the table described by Jerry Work in his Domino manual. A pdf file is attached with the whole story (well, most of the story, anyway).

Look inside to see how I managed to fit two pair of butterfly leaves under the tabletop. I did leave out some of the gory details, such as how I was able to finish it while recovering from a fractured hip, but that will be in the sequel....

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Old 03-13-2009, 03:34 AM
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Charlie

I just breezed through the pdf, wonderful work! Thanks for the post, I'll read it fully when I have more time

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looking nice! Thanks for sharing.
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Thank you!

I saw Jerry's table in his shop when we went to visit him, and you've further inspired me with a project that I won't be able to get to for a few years.
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Charles,
Looks Beautiful, I too only glanced through your PDF but I will read it completely later. great job with both the build and documentation
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Very cool! I want to do something with sliding dovetails.
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:34 AM
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Charles, that's really lovely! The grain on the table top is stunning.

Thank you for writing such a thorough description of it. I'm thinking of building a table myself, and this was quite helpful. However, I'd love to see a more complete description of the butterfly mechanism, if you were able to do that.
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:48 PM
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The best description for the butterfly mechanism is in Jerry Work's Domino article. You can find it at:

http://web.mac.com/glwork/The_Doveta...ease%201.2.pdf
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Charles, beautiful project, great documentation!

Thank you.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:49 PM
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Charles. Looks like you have mastered the art of finishing. looks great.
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