Archive for August, 2014

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A model railway dining table – Part 11.

August 24th, 2014

The table is finally nearly finished. Joss came up with some screws for the corners, the sides and the castors. I added two counter sunk screws to each corner from underneath. For the sides I worked out a nice pattern using magnets to see what different spacings would look like. In the end I just […]

A model railway dining table – Part 10.

August 16th, 2014

Friday night I didn’t plane the top. I sanded it with the random orbit sander and that worked great. I then glued the corners. I had to make a few minor adjustments to get everything square. The fit isn’t perfect but I was more concerned with making it square. I weighted it down with handy […]

A model railway dining table – Part 9.

August 14th, 2014

Tonight after work I went to New Lynn to get a new router bit. I got the widest I could, 25mm. I came home and gave it a try and it worked great! I used 4mm ply as my spacer this time which was just enough to remove the bevel on the boards. I cut […]

A model railway dining table – Part 8.

August 12th, 2014

Another day where I rushed home from work and straight out to the shed. I trimmed the long ends and cut the ends of them in about 30 minutes. Easy once you know how. Amazingly the sides are all even and if you make one corner square the rest are too! I then started looking […]

A model railway dining table – Part 7.

August 11th, 2014

Time to make the top! Unfortunately now I am working again the only time I have to do things is weekends and after work. Still progress is being made. I decided to do a simple lap joint on the ends. It is easy to do and will be strong. It’s just a square lap, I […]

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