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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:26 pm 
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I started building this thing a while ago and have asked lots of questions here about jointing the boards and planing them. Well the top is glued up and now I need to sand it down and put on the bread board ends. That will be next week. The size is 90" long and 41" wide and 1.75 " thick....very heavy....too heavy for one person to handle which is why it is taking me so long to finish.
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Now, that is one impressive table top! :shock: You must have alot of people at dinner time! :) And that is a good thing, you will need alot of people to move that table into the dinning room! :shock:
I don't have a room in my house that would handle anything that big and still seat that meny people at once.
I cant wait to see the base and legs on it.
Keep us posted as you go along. 8)

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That's an amazing table top. I don't think it would fit in my shop! What kind of wood are you using - it looks a bit like ash in the photo? What was your method of flattening after the glue up? I'm looking forward to more pictures of your progress. Keep up the great work.

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The size is 90" long and 41" wide and 1.75 " thick

Ya know, while that seems big, it would really provide the perfect setting for a nice group of folks to share a big Thanksgiving Day spread.

Plenty of room for platters and place settings. My kinda table.

It's looking very nice.

Break out the knickers, puffy shirt and the #7 and get to work.

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THAT IS MASSIVE! Don't think that'd fit in my living room, much less my shop.

Beauty work though and I can't wait to see it finished. 8)

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the wood is red oak. We measured it yesterday before we cut it to size. At 90 inches 3 can sit on each side comfortably so it really is a table for 8. At 100 inches it is too big for 3 and too small for 4 per side. After glueing them all together I am just flattening them by hand. Plane then sand then plane then sand. The legs are going to be 4x4 or bigger. I will post pics as I get them going.

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Very impressive work, Farrell. Just squaring up long thick timbers like that is a challange but gluing them up poses it's own issues. Looks like you've done an outstanding job.

What do you have planned for the base?

And, I hope you'll include a thin, deep drawer for the head of the table. Traditionally it was used to store carving knives and serving utencils.

Congrats on a job well done.

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I didn't think of putting a drawer in there...that is a good idea.

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Thats a big table.

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Nice looking timbers for a good looking table top. Thanks for showing.

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golly that is going to be pretty--- and like you said... HEAVY

I hope you plan to assemble in place!
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