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Old 07-03-2015, 04:07 AM
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Here's the other half of the joint, the central up right is in place.
Obviously it's cut at an angle also. I cut this half of the bridal joint on the bandsaw and chiselled the remaining out. I clamped an off-cut of the angle and used it to guide the chisel to achieve the correct angle at the top of the joint.
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:22 AM
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With the leg in, you can see the angle. At the he top of the leg I'm using a T-Bridal joint to join the cleat.
Because of the leg angle, the top of the cleat needs to be ripped at the same angle to create a flat surface for the top to sit on.
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:28 AM
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Here's the T-Bridal joint joining the leg and the cleat. You'll notice the top of the leg is angled. The top of the cleat has been ripped to the same angle. The only festool used on this base was the domino, to create the slots for the buttons.
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:34 AM
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I glued the base together, and while that was drying I went over the top with the Bosch sander attached to my Makita variable speed vac, with a handy little compact Makita boom arm
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:35 AM
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I went to #400 on the top.
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It is nice to follow a project while my shop is out of service for the move.

That top is gorgeous.

I hope to be back to working wood in September.
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:56 AM
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Hi Okami,

The 400g. Is that as far as you go with sanding? i.e. do you then add oil, or have you wet sanded at lower than 400? Probably a silly question, but.....enquiring minds need to know.

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Old 07-03-2015, 11:59 AM
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Hi Okami,

The 400g. Is that as far as you go with sanding? i.e. do you then add oil, or have you wet sanded at lower than 400? Probably a silly question, but.....enquiring minds need to know.

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Yeah, I usually don't go higher than 400 before I start the finishing process.
I'm using Liberon Finishing Oil for this project.
In between coats, I give it a light go over with a Mirka Abralon #1000 pad on the ROS. This is my preferred method for using Finishing Oil. It builds well and has a nice smooth sheen.
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Old 07-07-2015, 03:38 AM
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There's lots of ways to make wooden buttons, to hold your tabletop and base together and allow for seasonal old movement.
Here's a quick method of producing buttons.
First set the fence on the bandsaw and rip.
Handsaw the waste out by cutting the shoulder, then move it along and cut the button to length. Easy peez

Edit: I only seem to be able to post one photo per post using my phone.
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Old 07-07-2015, 03:41 AM
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Cut the shoulder
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