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Table Top Fastening
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The demo video shows a table top being fastened to an under structure, apparently, without any consideration of wood movement.  How does this work out?  Is there something inherently in this joining…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Leveques Dec 30, 2015.

Pocket Hole Placement: Joinning Aprons to end table leg
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On an end table I am joining 3/4", 4 1/2" wide aprons to a 1 3/8" square leg.  Material is Red Oak.  Is it best practice to vertically position the pocket holes differently on one apron so the pocket…Continue

Tags: hole, placement, pocket, joinery, table

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Leveques Dec 30, 2015.

 

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Azor HomeatShop replied to Ralph Sarc's discussion 'With all the home improvement shows and channels on the TV what’s your favorite?'
"I think you are talking about "Rough Cut" on PBS.  I agree that his persona seems inappropriate or gets a little tiring in the long run.  Yes, there are not too many woodworking shows on TV, but there are many good sites on the…"
Apr 1, 2011
Azor HomeatShop replied to Ralph Sarc's discussion 'With all the home improvement shows and channels on the TV what’s your favorite?'
"I like the Woodsmith shop the most.  It has a straight forward presentation with sufficient details for those of us "mere mortals" are capable of absorbing.  Often you can navigate to their website and download a pdf file that is…"
Mar 25, 2011
Azor HomeatShop replied to Jason Ketcham's discussion 'Finding Affordable Wood'
"My trip to the Habitat Restore did not produce any significant hardwood. However, there is lots of trim molding available for reasonable prices. As mentioned elsewhere, there is a lot of small hardware pieces that might prove useful. If you are a…"
Sep 2, 2010
Azor HomeatShop replied to Jason Ketcham's discussion 'Finding Affordable Wood'
"Jerrell, Didn't know about this. So googled HFH locally and found they have a store here in PDX, OR. Will be visiting them next week. Thanks for the tip. Dick"
Aug 21, 2010
Azor HomeatShop replied to Jason Ketcham's discussion 'Finding Affordable Wood'
"A woodworker I know gets some of his hardwood from the thrift stores [Salvation Army, Goodwill, St. Vincent DePaul]. He claims sometimes he can pay next to nothing for wood there depending on its appeal [or lack of it] to the general public. Of…"
Aug 20, 2010
Azor HomeatShop commented on Chris Hill's video
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Chief's Shop: Simple Woodworking Bench

"Thanks Chris. It's a great site."
Jul 17, 2010
Azor HomeatShop commented on Chris Hill's video
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Chief's Shop: Simple Woodworking Bench

"Yes, I know what you mean about poplar. I typically look for boards with the least amount/none of the greenish coloring on them. Thanks for the staining tip. I'll save it with my staining information. I am still interested in where you acquired…"
Jul 16, 2010
Azor HomeatShop commented on Chris Hill's video
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Chief's Shop: Simple Woodworking Bench

"Very well done video. Where did you get the music? Any rate it makes me want to go make one. I would like to know when you publish the plans even though I have a kitchen storage bench I must do first. I didn't think it was possible to get such…"
Jul 15, 2010
Azor HomeatShop replied to KregRep's discussion 'Tips for Beginners!'
"Thanks for the tip. Nice site."
Jul 1, 2010
Azor HomeatShop replied to KregRep's discussion 'Tips for Beginners!'
"Thanks, I've had the problem and up to now used to drill out that last 1/8". That's how a professional woodworker showed me how he uses it. I even purchased a longer drill bit [don't remember the size now] to do it. However, I…"
May 26, 2010
Azor HomeatShop replied to KregRep's discussion 'Tips for Beginners!'
"James, I have tried Sketchup a few times and find it has a steep learning curve. I have read through and performed a few tutorials, but so far I find it very time consuming. It is a great program, but complicated. Things happen that require much…"
Apr 16, 2010
Azor HomeatShop replied to Azor HomeatShop's discussion 'Table Top Fastening'
"Thanks, Yes, they are easy to work with. I used the desktop fasteners last year when I made some bed side tables [no drawers]. I have not yet carefully checked them out, but the tops of these end tables are veneered plywood so this hardware was a…"
Feb 22, 2010
Robert J Guidry Sr replied to Azor HomeatShop's discussion 'Table Top Fastening'
"Here are some fastners for table & Desk tops that are easy to install that you might be interested in, you have to drill a small pocket for the rails and screw into the bottom of the top. They work…"
Feb 21, 2010
Azor HomeatShop replied to Azor HomeatShop's discussion 'Table Top Fastening'
"Well, hmmm. This table will live in an un air conditioned room during an Az summer so I may have a problem with pocket screw fasteners for the top and wood movement. That said, the top is only 20 1/2" square made of 3/4" Red Oak [mostly…"
Feb 21, 2010
Azor HomeatShop replied to Azor HomeatShop's discussion 'Pocket Hole Placement: Joinning Aprons to end table leg'
"Thanks for the replies. I think I will spend some time looking at vertically positioning the pocket holes on the back apron differently than they are positioned on the side aprons. Since the front contains a drawer there are two 1" rails…"
Feb 21, 2010
Don Harris replied to Azor HomeatShop's discussion 'Table Top Fastening'
"Hi Dick, I have consulted two professional woodworkers on this subject. Their opinion is if the finished product will be in an air-conditioned location the amount of movement would most likely not cause any problem, the caveat seems to be the top…"
Feb 21, 2010

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problem joining a table leg to the base 3 Replies

Started by Bradley Smith in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Trace Farthing Sep 12.

Design help 3 Replies

Started by Michael B in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Ken Darga Sep 12.

Joining 5/4 boards 1 Reply

Started by Kent in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Ken Darga Sep 3.

Drilled wrong depth 1 Reply

Started by Robert yost in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Ken Darga Aug 31.

Proper spacing of pocket holes for heavy duty drawers 3 Replies

Started by Donna Osburn in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Donna Osburn Aug 24.

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