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Title: those Woodmizers are handy. table leg videos
Post by: richhiway on March 21, 2019, 06:21:09 AM
tablesaw jig - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k03NkQbwR6c)




Turn some table legs on the table saw with a jig.
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Post by: richhiway on March 21, 2019, 06:22:25 AM
Cut your rustic table legs square. - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgbEJopd7xA)



Cut those legs square on the LT 40.
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Post by: ellmoe on March 21, 2019, 06:57:06 AM
Very clever "lathe". smiley_applause
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Post by: Crusarius on March 21, 2019, 08:03:07 AM
That is super sweet lathe setup.
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Post by: marcnaz on March 21, 2019, 08:44:04 AM
That's neat. Ya learn something new every day! Thanks for the post.
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on March 21, 2019, 09:05:04 AM
   Neat jig set up with the table saw. May be faster and sure looks easier than using my tenon cutter. Results look about the same

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/38064/IMG_0329~0.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1553173187)
 I put mine in a vice and use a wrist breaking half inch drill with a tenon cutter.

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/38064/IMG_0330~2.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1553173259)
 Ash legs for stock

    The table saw looks like a lot less wear and tear - my only concern would be the height adjustment on the blade to get the exact diameter on the peg/tenon. Once set they will certainly all be the same.

Rich's leg trimming looks just like my process which does give the same angle and height on each leg. Would work just as well for a 12' bench as a 3' one.
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Post by: tule peak timber on March 21, 2019, 09:35:49 AM
Nice, thanks for the videos !
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Post by: charles mann on March 21, 2019, 02:52:47 PM
Aint that a cat’s meow!!  
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Post by: WLC on March 21, 2019, 02:58:11 PM
Very cool!  Thanks for sharing that tablesaw lathe.
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Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 21, 2019, 04:30:44 PM
That is slicker than deer guts on a doorknob! I don't have a table saw, but I do have a radial arm saw. I am wondering how thick that blade is you have on your saw? What size is the threaded rod you run through the middle of the leg, and how deep do you go with it?
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Post by: jaygtree on March 21, 2019, 06:08:11 PM
that's a lot easier way of cutting your bench legs the same length than how i've been doing it. thanks for the tip. also nice home made cylinder mill.  jg
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on March 21, 2019, 06:55:32 PM
   Here is a thread I posted the whole process I use. The best pictures start around reply 37. The sawmill works great not only to get the leg length right but it also cuts them all to the correct angle.

Still making benches in General Woodworking (http://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=97464.20)

    One thing I noticed here was the addition of the board on the bottom. I like that if you wanted to use a 4/4 board or slab instead of 8/4 or larger. I used to make them with 4" thick slabs and bury the whole tenon in the slab but I find 8/4 is much lighter and still plenty strong. If you wanted to make a 12-16 ft bench you could just add extra legs along the way and still cut them all the same with one pass on mill.
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Post by: ljohnsaw on March 21, 2019, 07:29:52 PM
What size is the threaded rod you run through the middle of the leg, and how deep do you go with it?
Way cool!

I'm thinking that he is just using a lag screw into a pre-drilled hole.  It both holds the piece of stock and provides the drill with a place to spin it.  Very nice.

Edit: I went back and looked again - he is using a regular bolt.  For the top end, I would use a sharpened bolt (like a center on a lathe) so there would be a minimal hole that could be cut off if the legs were through-mortised into the bench top.

As far as blade height, if you make the hole in the jig something like 3" off the table, then you would just set the blade to 2½" for a 1" tenon, 2¼" for a 1½" tenon and 2" for a 2" tenon.
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Post by: John S on March 21, 2019, 07:41:18 PM
Wish I was as creative as these two great ideas. I am good at learning from others, though.  Thanks for posting.
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Post by: richhiway on March 21, 2019, 10:49:47 PM
It is 3/8 threaded rod. I reversed one of those tap in  T nuts and bent the tab the other way to drive it.
I used two of these bearings on each end and double nutted the rod in. I filed the threads down on the non driven side.

Once you have the blade set to the right height,you lock it and all the legs are the same diameter. 

It is just a plain contractors blade. Maybe 3/32 kerf.
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Post by: richhiway on March 21, 2019, 10:50:26 PM
these are the bearings
Ten (10) R6-2RS Sealed Bearings 3/8 x 7/8 x 9/32 Ball Bearings/Pre-Lubricated (Pack of 10): Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CUNOWWG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Title: Re: those Woodmizers are handy. table leg videos
Post by: Percy on March 22, 2019, 10:36:41 AM
tablesaw jig - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k03NkQbwR6c)




Turn some table legs on the table saw with a jig.
Patsy Cline 👍👍
Title: Re: those Woodmizers are handy. table leg videos
Post by: richhiway on April 19, 2019, 05:10:54 PM
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35823/20190419_135943.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1555708211)
 
here is a photo of the finished table.
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Post by: richhiway on April 19, 2019, 05:12:07 PM
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35823/20190419_140004.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1555708291)
 
and another. Happy Milling!
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on April 19, 2019, 06:08:58 PM
  Pretty cool. How thick are those souped up table top cookies?
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Post by: richhiway on April 19, 2019, 09:53:57 PM
Thanks 
two and three quarters. 

They have a lot of checking, but not to many cracks. 

This one had two cracks near the center and I brought it in the house unfinished for a month. It got one more crack on the outside. I screwed a pine board underneath with no glue to allow movement, so if it does crack in the future it will stay in one piece. 

Cookies are kind of a pain with the cracking but these are some pretty ones so I gave it a try.
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Post by: richhiway on April 19, 2019, 09:56:14 PM
If you look close you can see the bowties in the cracks. First time I did those.
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Post by: kelLOGg on April 20, 2019, 07:03:28 AM
I've got pine cookies that have been drying for 5 yrs. I'm going to copy you, Richiway! Nice work and technique.
Bob
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Post by: richhiway on April 21, 2019, 01:18:23 PM
I've got pine cookies that have been drying for 5 yrs. I'm going to copy you, Richiway! Nice work and technique.
Bob
Did they crack? Make sure you post a picture.