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CoachT

Member Since: 04/2015

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    • Mr ryobi, Mr turner deserves to win the tools.
      By taz382003, on July 14, 2015

    • My girlfriend and I both love it. Can you sent me the plans?
      By Wkeysley, on August 7, 2015

    • Congratulations for a very nice design and execution! I am interested since you have grain running at 90 degrees to each other at the ends, how did you joined the end boards to the longer table boards. I build a large dining table over 35 years ago similar to one I saw at an Ethan Allen store. I used dowels to join it and it turned out better than I expected. However, after a few years it eventually split the grain as the wood expanded more in direction of the grain than it did cross grain. I'm not offering this as a criticism of your design or work just as something to watch out for and consider. I have once seen a technique for overcoming this that used a combination of special elongated doweling techniques but have been unable to find the technique since. The first time I build the top I attributed my problem to lack of sealing the underneath side of the table top adequately. The cracks would close up in the spring and summer but open up again in the late fall and winter. As the kids were small I lived with it for 30 years and after retirement I rebuilt the top with the same design but paid particular attention to sealing it well. It cracked again.
      By Junenward, on August 7, 2015

    • Thanks Junenward for that comment. I'm not sure how this well the way did well work. This wood has been sitting on slats for over 3 years in a shed. I've actually worried about it cracking. It's only been about 4 months and the weather has been quite warm and humid here. I will be interested to see what the cooler weather brings. I have the joints glued and screwed together with pocket hole screws
      By CoachT, on August 8, 2015
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    • I bet that radio was the most useful tool lol
      By taz382003, on January 8, 2016

    • I listened to some good tunes on it
      By CoachT, on January 9, 2016

    • That always helps me too.
      By taz382003, on January 9, 2016

    • I think next you have to build your brother in law a gun cabinet
      By taz382003, on January 9, 2016

    • Nice project. Looks like a future family heirloom. I always have my radio going while in the shop too.
      By mrpip, on April 13, 2016
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    • You did a great job.  I would like to know more about the dust collection. 
      By Making_It_Best, on September 24, 2019
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    • This fits the bill perfectly! It's very easy to see this being used as a media console or a buffet table after the little one grows up. Congrats on your first baby, too!
      By RYOBI Nation, on February 21, 2017

    • Amazing project sir.
      By DIY_KSR, on February 21, 2017
      • Thank you sir. You have done some fine projects as well. You should post more stuff
        By CoachT, on February 21, 2017
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