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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 […]

A model railway dining table – Part 6.

August 2nd, 2014

Right, where are we up to? In my last week before starting work again Mike helped me go get some wood with his trailer. The demolition place did have Rimu floorboard. And even better than that they are actual floorboard from the old Auckland Railway Station before they turned it into leaky, shitty student accommodation […]

A model railway dining table – Part 5.

July 3rd, 2014

Today I got the table standing up! First I ditched the idea of using dowels in the legs when a test proved I couldn’t drill a hole straight enough in the end of the cross pieces and I’d never be able to get them to line up. I plugged the holes in the legs with […]

A model railway dining table – Part 4.

July 2nd, 2014

Today I messed up. But then managed to fix it. I went out this morning to get the frame timber. It was bucketing down so the top was up on the car and I was worried about getting the timber to fit. I bought two 2.4m lengths then, after carefully consulting my drawings I had […]

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