Blame it on Leon....

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Or put another way, he'll probably take credit for it....
About a month ago, Leon replied to a post and supplied a link. On that lin k was a farm table project: http://www.augustoakwoodworks.com/home/videos/
I've been taking care of Mom 4 days a week and, sometimes, have a little ti me to myself, while there. I had some salvaged cypress stashed in the back of the property, there, and decided to pull the nails, power wash the plan ks and build a similar farm table. I finished spraying it today. Just hav e to attach the top to the base. 9'5" long, 36" wide, 30" high. The top i s a full 2"+ thick and fairly heavy.
I hope the mitered corners stay intact, i.e., wood movement. I was aware o f this possibility, when I decided to miter the corners.
I thought spraying the bolts black was a good idea, as in the above farm ta ble.
A fun, neat project: https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/?
Thanks to Leon for the timely link.
Sonny
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On 3/21/2016 7:31 PM, Sonny wrote:

Nope it was not me! ;~) IIRC
But your table looks better than the top link table.
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On Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:37:03 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:

You're right. I stand corrected. This is where it came from: https://grou ps.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/rec.woodworking/uRHHeu21wWw
It had been a while since I had seen the post & link, so I couldn't remembe r, but I knew you had something to do with it, so you're still to blame.
Back then, apparently I had saved the August Oak link, and referred to it j ust a month ago, when I cleaned up the cypress boards. I recall not knowin g what project to do with them, as I de-nailed and cleaned the boards. The thick planks (floor joists from a demolished house) limited my project cho ices.
Thanks. Sonny
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On 3/22/2016 10:40 AM, Sonny wrote:

Head hung low.....OK...;~)
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On 3/21/2016 8:31 PM, Sonny wrote:

Very nice work. As Leon's agent I'll take care of the billing and commissions. Please send me your credit card information so I can take care of Leon's fee.
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On Monday, March 21, 2016 at 8:21:46 PM UTC-5, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

Thanks Ed. I'll get back to you as soon as my CPA finalizes/finagles the figures.
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wrote:

Sonny, I'm impressed! To me pieces like that belong in a stone castle somewhere.
Lifting stuff like that you'll end up out living us all. :)
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On Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:56:33 PM UTC-5, OFWW wrote:

I'm getting the idea that you think my table is the August Oak table. It is not.
My table is the smaller cypress one, in the Flickr pics link. And it is fairly heavy.
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Sonny wrote:

Beautiful! I love cypress. When we moved into this house It had a cypress fence around the back yard. The boards were sitting on the ground and the ends had rotted some and it looked awful. But then it was about 25 years old. I replaced the boards and sawed off the bottom foot or less, ran them through the planer and was amazed how nice the boards looked. I made a lot of projects with that cypress.
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On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 6:14:17 AM UTC-5, G. Ross wrote:

Thanks. I wish cypress wood was a little harder. Sometimes, it's a little soft for some prospective projects. If this table becomes abused/damaged, the cypress is usually easy to repair, because of its softness.
Sonny
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On Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:31:36 -0700 (PDT)

fairly heavy looks really heavy
but it will withstand almost anything and looks built to last you have probably mentioned your favorite finish before but what did you use for the finish
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On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:45:59 AM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:

I used (semi gloss) Varathane, for its durability. My favorite finish is l acquer, which I mostly use for my more refined projects or for (furniture) finishing or refinishing, generally.
For the more utilitarian projects, I find Varathane applies and dries fast and easy, hence, taking the easy way out of the finishing process. This ta ble (salvaged wood) has "defects", so being/having a perfect and prefectly finished surface is not required.... but the surface and finish is in very good shape.
Another difference with my table and the August Oak table: The guy install ed hex head lag screws, to attach each the feet and the upper brace board t o the upright base posts. I drilled a 9/16 hole through my feet and upper brace and through the 5X5 posts, in order to secure/tie the whole unit wit h 1/2" threaded rods, with (recessed) nuts & washers above and below. Tha t August Oak table is so big and heavy, I'm surprise the guy settle with us ing only lag bolts for that/those attachments.
Sonny
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Sonny - another great looking, impressive piece. I have worked with cypres s before and agree it can be soft, but the trade off is that the wood is ve ry stable and almost impervious to UV damage and rot. I like the fine grai n of the wood you selected for your top; it must have been a very old log.
What did you use to cut the long miters on the top?
Oh yeah... I am fine with blaming stuff on Leon as needed.
:^)
Robert
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On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 12:07:01 PM UTC-5, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Thanks Robert.
Though I have a 12" RAS, it was loaded with junk on it. I used a Sawbuck. https://www.google.com/search?q lta+sawbuck+frame+and+trim+saw&rlz1PQHA_enUS574US586&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved hUKEwj8u86TiNXLAhVDdz4KHWKpC4UQsAQIHA&biw80&bih1
It had a sharp blade, for a change, so I was confident to get a good cut. Sometimes, with a duller blade, a cut may not be as perfect as I might like, especially with this old of saw. I don't have a CMS.
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On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2:51:54 PM UTC-5, Sonny wrote:

Holy crap, Sonny! I haven't seen one of those in 30 years! Literally!
If you can get that accuracy out of that old "Sawbuck" (I went back and looked at those miters again, they look fine to me) then you would be absolutely dangerous with the right tool.
Makes your cypress table >>even more impressive<<, sir. I always love to see someone use the tools they have rather than to let lack of certain machinery keep them from going after it.
Honestly, if I hadn't seen so much of your other good work over the years, I would think you were pulling my leg.
Robert
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On 3/23/2016 10:08 AM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Hell, built two recording studios with one of those, among (many) other things, everything from framing to siding.
Was as tickled shitless when I first bought it (used) as I was with my first Festool. ;)
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On Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 2:03:13 PM UTC-5, Swingman wrote:

Again, if I didn't know you...
I used one of those and it was not sturdy or accurate, and just seemed dangerous. I much preferred the old style miter sleds we made on site and used with our circular saws.
When was that, Karl?
Robert
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On 3/24/2016 3:27 AM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Certainly compared to today's SCMS's ... still, did a lot of trim work in those days with it, designing acoustic environments for recording studios and control rooms.
And, it was soooooo _portable_.

70's through the mid 90's.
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On Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10:24:23 AM UTC-5, Swingman wrote:

Well, maybe the one I used for a bit was just out of adjustment. The one I used was under powered and had seen a lot of site and travel time.
I got a 10" radial saw sometime in the early 80s, and wound up not liking i t either. It was under powered and while I meant it for a site saw, it was a portable as a dead '53 Pontiac. So I decided to make it a "shop" saw, a nd liked it less. No matter what I did, that saw never stayed in perfect a lignment for miters. I had to shim up the table every time I used it. 1/1 6" here and there, and the back fence would move and swell due to weather.
So I could see how that would be attractive since there weren't really any other tools that did what that one did at the time.
Robert
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On 3/25/2016 1:15 AM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Actually in 1974, when I was still barely a teenager I designed and built an apparatus much like the SawBuck, I had never seen a SawBuck up to that point. I was unaware of them until I was shopping for my first CMS, that was around the time that PC introduced the first laser miter saw. I was trying to make a table to guide my circular saw over the work to cut accurate 90's and miters much like a RAS.
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