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Lane Acclaim Table Build

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I mentioned a couple of months ago that I was going to build this table...

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table tops & C channel

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I'm looking for some advice guys. I am building a gaming table. Basically a large coffee table with a sunken 'vault' in the middle of it, but it will also have a solid top that can be lifted off. The top is solid cherry 1" thick cut in 3 sections. Each section is about 20"x36". The top of course is there so the table can be used in a conventional way when not actually gaming.
My issue is that these top sections will literally just set on the table and not be fastened in any way.
So to break the question down to it's simplest form; If left to it's own devices, is a 20"x36" x1" solid cherry panel likely to warp? The grain runs in the long direction. I know it will move (expand/contract) but will it twist? It goes against my grain - if you'll excuse the pun- but I'm thinking of using C channel inset into the bottom side to help hold it flat. I've built many tables and never had an issue, but I've never built one where the top just free floats. These tops are already glued up and have been setting in my shop for a couple of weeks (no finish) and so far they are still flat, but to further my angst, the finished project will be moving from Michigan to Georgia.

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posted at: 12:00am on 28-Mar-2024
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Moisture Content

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titanxt's Moisture Meter post reminds me of a question. I turn several bowls a year. First, I turn the green piece to a 1" thickness, seal it and store it upside-down. Months later, when I check for MC, the inside is almost always dryer than the outside. Thus the question...why? The difference, generally is greater than 4%. I have the General pin meter.

I'm just curious. The answer will not change my routine, most likely.

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posted at: 12:00am on 25-Mar-2024
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glider bench / chair plan recommendations

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My sister has expressed an interest in some Amish / Kitchissippi style bench and chair that are gliders.
Lee Valley has the glider hardware but no plans for glider furniture that I can find.

When googling around, I found the LuxCraft site where they are selling 6' glider benches that look especially nice with roll seat, high back, and a fold-down shelf in the middle. Unless I am missing something, these look like they could be especially comfortable.

Anyone have suggestions for good plans for gliders (chairs or benches)?


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Moisture Meter Suggestion

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Hello! Another moisture meter recommendation request. I would prefer a pinless if not to $$.

Thank you!

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posted at: 12:00am on 21-Mar-2024
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Suggestion on how to make this? (Hands holding a cross)

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My in-law parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary and was asked if there was a way to make this out of wood.

My first thought was to just bandsaw it out but I'm not sure how to connect the hands to the cross without it looking weird.
Then I thought maybe I could create an inlay pattern in a block of wood but that sounds nightmarish and I wouldn't know how to begin.

Any thoughts?

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posted at: 12:00am on 21-Mar-2024
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Walnut or Elm?

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I thought this is an elm tree, I didn't pay too much attention to the leaves last year and I didn't think there were walnut trees here. But this seems awfully dark for elm.


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posted at: 12:00am on 19-Mar-2024
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Fred Hargis

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Posting here because I don't think Fred spends time in the basement. Mods/Admins feel free to move as appropriate.

Anyways, prayers for Fred, his wife and others in the Wapakoneta OH area. A major tornado struck there yesterday. Attempts to contact Fred by text, phone so far today and through another forum have yielded no reply. I'm hoping it's only a power, phoneline, or cell phone tower outage as a result of the storm. However, it appears Fred was 1/2 mile or maybe less from the center of the tornado. I saw a storm chaser video on YouTube last night following the storm. Scary.

https://www.wapakdailynews.com/tornado-b...b0bf5.html


I had the privilege to attend a meet and greet day hosted by Fred at his shop a few years back. Also met his wife. Great, hospitable people.

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posted at: 12:00am on 16-Mar-2024
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Woops

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Need help correcting a goof

I cut 4 narrow dado grooves to receive the Rocker sliding door track. Unfortunately I now have the entire cabinet assembled and glued up and the dados are too narrow. I can't really fit a router in there to widen them, plus I'm concerned I might damage the whole piece using power tools at this point. I tried a flat file but it didn't remove much material at all. I'm considering the very tedious process of using a dremel.

Thsnks, any ideas to make this process less tedious.are welcome. And yes I know this was dumb I should have measured the grooves with a caliper.

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Working in the Shop

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These are from the St. Charles IL piano factory.
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Help identify this wrench

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I found two of these wrenches in a box of parts from a Stanley #71 router plane. I doubt they are related. The stamped steel wrench has the #63 stamped in it. Just curious if anyone knows what the wrench came with? I don't see any use for it on a router plane. Thanks for your thoughts!


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posted at: 12:00am on 11-Mar-2024
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David J Marks

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Posted a short the other day. Apparently he's negotiated or received the rights back for all of his Woodworks shows and plans to put them up on Youtube!

Good news!

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posted at: 12:00am on 09-Mar-2024
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Salute to Allie

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Brad's dog in the picture with the trestle frame really tugged on the "heart strings". A week ago, I had to put down Alli, my (13 yr oldyellow lab)shop dog and constant sidekick. She enjoyed being in the shop as much as me. Wednesday was my first day in the shop...wow, not fun.

Biscut (12 yr old)was my first shop dog, and also yellow lab. I've really been blessed to be able to enjoy this hobby with a sidekick who never judge me, always encouraged me, and loved the trips for materials.

Give your dog a hug for me, I need it!

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An old fashioned gloat...

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Good lord we used to have a lot of crowing on here. I have been fortunate in the past and probably conveyed it here myself. It seems the real tool gloats are harder to come by.
This one is of a rough-cut wood variety...
I needed some poplar paint grade. I answered an ad on Facebookmostly Poplar and some maple Air dried for 20 years for $500. Didn't care for the maple but what the hay... sight unseen I offered $400 and said I would be there promptly.
They accepted... YES
Yes


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My thoughts and best guess was around 340--- 360 BF. It turned out to be 440 BF. All pretty flat and around 4/4
200 BF of White Oak half of which is Quarter sawn with nice flake.
About 80 BF of maple which is curly and spalted.
120 BF of Poplar Pretty nice stuff...
40 BF of Cherry...
I am one happy camper hoping to find someplace to put it all...





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