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Steve knight
03-26-2009, 1:06 PM
I promised my kid a table when she moved out for graduation.
well she moved and of course I am low on money. I could not really a nice solid wood table and they wanted something dark or black. Also it has to be brought up 3 flights of stairs with tight turns. they broke the leg off the coffee table I made. so I wanted something that is easy to take apart and since they wanted it black with stars I decided to make it out of nice plywood. I used appleply 3/4"
so I got to drawing it out and time to cut on my cnc router. I had to dial in the slots to get them right so they were not too tight or loose. this is critical since bit flex can be a big deal. I used a 1/4" downcut bit to cut it out.
it would have used 1.5 sheets but I had a broke brad poking out of my cnc table and of course it gouged the table top. so I had to cut another one.
I rounded the legs over and assembled them. I need to make some brackets to hold them on. I am debating on a small or a large roundover on the tabletop.
I will will the stars in with red epoxy sand them flush spray on black water based stain and home I can wipe it all off the epoxy.
I will spray it with a water based lacquer. I was not sure if bracing was needed but it was. I thought of a bottom plate to lock the legs after the fact of course (G)
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james mcgrew
03-26-2009, 6:22 PM
that is pretty cool!

jim

Angus Hines
03-27-2009, 11:04 AM
Very nice....:)

James Jaragosky
03-27-2009, 4:20 PM
Very nice....:)
In the future it might be easier to stain, seal, rout, fill, reseal, done.
Just make sure that you do not mix solvent based products with water based products and you will be fine.
Jim J

Steve knight
03-29-2009, 1:42 AM
In the future it might be easier to stain, seal, rout, fill, reseal, done.
Just make sure that you do not mix solvent based products with water based products and you will be fine.
Jim J

the waterborne lacquer may have held up better then the wood when sanding the epoxy off. but at the time I was afraid of sanding through the stain.

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