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Old 03-01-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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I just finished this 3 weekend project. Figure I save a bit o money building my own with about $500 in materials. I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. I started with piano hinges but changed to hidden hinges when Lori didn't like the edge of the piano hinge showing. I'm glad she made me make the change.

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Old 03-01-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
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Great job Trim - you can be proud of that.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:06 PM   #3
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Thanks!

I have a difficult time going to the hardwood store and not wanting to start a new teak project. The wood is just so nice to work with and the honey blonde color under varnish is more beautiful than a new Porsche.
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It looks great. Bravo! I wish I could be as handy as you are Trim.

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I have a difficult time going to the hardwood store and not wanting to start a new teak project. The wood is just so nice to work with and the honey blonde color under varnish is more beautiful than a new Porsche.
Wow - Great job! Especially like the attention to detail with the rebated hinges and small housed rebate for the bolt barrel.

Dead right - teak comes up a treat!

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Trim--good work! It looks both lovely and with a high level of utility. The perfect aesthetic.
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Hi Ken,

Craftmanship !!! Lovely job !

2 part polyurethane ??? Fiddles ? Cover from sun when not in use ??

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2 part polyurethane ??? Fiddles ? Cover from sun when not in use??

Nope...varnish. Fiddles didn't really fit with the compact design...but I did consider them. I have a cover for the entire helm which easily covers the new table.

The hidden hinges were a real PIA! They required precision router work because each one has two landing levels which need to be precise depth and in precise alignment with the mating leaf. I actually had to use a digital caliper which is an unheard of precise tool dock side!
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The hidden hinges were a real PIA! They required precision router work because each one has two landing levels which need to be precise depth and in precise alignment with the mating leaf. I actually had to use a digital caliper which is an unheard of precise tool dock side!
Oh I think the hidden hinges are the best part! Very cleverly and neatly done. Store that trick away in the ol noggin for the next project
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Fantastic job Ken. Congratulations. You must, or at least should, be very satisfied.

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Yeah...it came out quite nice with the hidden hinges. It wasn't so nice with the piano hinges along the sides.

The last thing I need to work on is a locking mechanism for the leg so that it locks in the down position. I'm afraid of having a great meal served and someone kicking the leg out to fill the cockpit with the days catch. Lori would be very upset with that.
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Beautiful!

Mine has a 6" piece of metal that swings down from the bottom of the table (it is routed in flush when closed), that snaps into a spring clip, locking the leg in the down position. (The spring clip folds into a routed opening also when closed). Just an idea. Mine does not have fold-out leafs, nor is it as beatiful as yours... Congratulations on your fine work!

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Hi Trim

Looks bloody great. But a quick Question.

What is the magnetic affect on your compass, and if none, then what sort of materials did you use?

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