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  • Pedestal Table Legs

    Posted By on April 16, 2016

    I got these brass decorative feet that go in the tips of the table legs to give it that Duncan Phyfe look. The inside shape and fit was really odd so I had to do a lot of shaping to get them to fit on. 



    Shop made Festool Kapex crown stops

    Posted By on March 18, 2016

    I made my version of the crown stops available as an accessory for my mitre saw.  They were way too expensive so I made my own. 

    I didn’t make them for holding crown moulding, I made them because I wanted to clamp things to the top like stops, left or right clamping (since I had only one clamp), and for holding smaller workpieces where the stock clamp wouldn’t reach. 


    Kapex mitre saw small parts clamp platform

    Posted By on March 18, 2016

    I made an improvement to my mitre saw. The clamp that comes with the saw is too far away from the blade and I sometimes have to cut small parts that won’t reach the clamp.  

    There’s no way I’m holding them with my hand so I made a platform that you can clamp on the top of the saw. I put T-tracks on the top so you can slide clamps in at different positions to hold the workpiece down safely.  

    The table also doubles as zero-clearance for the blade below and in back by the fence so it improves dust collection even more.  


    T-track dimensions compatible with Festool clamps:


    Pedestal table top done

    Posted By on March 14, 2016

    I’ve decided to attach the skirt to the top using hidden pocket screws from underneath.  


    Pedestal table skirt assembly cont…

    Posted By on March 3, 2016

    Finally getting around to gluing up the octagon skirt. 


    Pedestal table skirt assembly

    Posted By on February 17, 2016

    I’ve almost finished assembling the pedestal table skirt and drawer face.

    I just need to sand the pieces, glue them up and start the drawer supports. 



    Hand Tool Cabinet update

    Posted By on January 19, 2016

    Here’s where I’m at with the cabinet as of today.  Upper cabinet is done, a few new tool holders.  I wonder if this is supposed to be just an ever evolving thing.    


    Pedestal Table skirt and moulding

    Posted By on January 15, 2016

    Next I cut 8 x 3/4″ pieces that were 4″ wide for the octagonal skirt. 


    Then I routed the same edge profile as I did for the top. 

    I used the tablesaw to cut off the strips of moulding one by one until I got eight from this single board. 

    The next step will be to glue the mouldings to each of the 8 skirt pieces, cut the ends to 22.5 degrees and and join them to make an octagon.  I haven’t decided on how to join the pieces yet. 


    Pedestal Table Top profile

    Posted By on January 13, 2016

    Here is the routed profile done on the router table, classical cove and bead. 


    Pedestal Table octagon top

    Posted By on January 11, 2016

    Now i used the track saw to cut along the layout lines to make the octagon top.