On today’s show we’re talking about building your first table, tools you should never buy used, and how to get those pesky feed rollers working properly.
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Building Your First Table
Greg wrote in asking about how to go about building his first table.
- Start with an example (google image search) and have the customer show you something they like.
- Reverse engineer it but try to keep it simple. Consider buying a plan to take the pressure off of dimensions.
- A table usually consists of three parts: Top, Aprons, Legs
- The top is just a big panel, so be sure to brush up on your panel making skills. Good flat boards with 90 edges.
- The only real joinery to worry about is where the legs meet the aprons. Consider the options based on your tools and skills.
- Consider writing out the build process, especially any area that confuses you or is new
- Finish options? What will likely set you up for success?
Voicemails & Emails
- Brian’s planer isn’t pulling its weight.
- Andrew wonders what tool (powered or not) would you never buy used and what tool would you never buy an off-brand or from a big-box store?
- Tommasso asks if we will be attending any shows this year
- Robert asks when would you used hide glue over something like titebond?
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Social Media Homework
This week post pictures of your first table (or one you built recently) and any tips you might give to someone wanting to build their first table. Tag us (@woodtalkshow) and use the hashtag #woodtalk461