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  • Tables: stainless and teak

    And yet another project.

    The following pictures tell the short story of four custom tables we knocked out for a residence a couple of years ago. My how time flies when you're having fun.

    The customer saw something I had previously designed and built, so we just adapted the design to suit their needs.

    1. Start with a circle... cut from 3/8" 304 stainless... and find its center. Simple enough.
    2. Layout for the top frame, which has already been drilled, countersunk at this point in the game.
    3. Zip it up, dawg.
    4. These butt joints were done autogenously (sp.?) since they have to nestle into a specific locale... no grinding necessary for a good fit. Plenty strong for the application.
    5. ...And the fit. Yes, that's the underside.
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    going through the paces

    1. Mill the 8:4 Teak. Try not to screw it up along the way. Hope you did it all correctly.
    2. Jigging up the frame. Gotta be straight and tidy. A nice flat table is precious day in and day out.
    3. Fitting up the wood.
    4. JC keeping it real.
    5. Naked frame.
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    • #3
      All in a day's work... riiiight.

      1. Clamped up right.
      2. Naked frame again... huh huh... he said "naked."
      3. Detail of the underbelly.
      4. Presto/Alacazam!
      5. Wave goodbye...


      Thanks for looking. Now get off the computer and get some work done.
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      Passport
      Spectrum 701
      LMSW-52 spot welder

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      • #4
        Nice work
        thanks for sharing
        Jim
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        • #5
          Very nice work. Teak and SS, I'll assume its for outdoor use? Not that it wouldn't look good IN my house.

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          • #6
            Pic DSC09932....................

            WOW................
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            • #7
              Originally posted by DSW View Post
              Very nice work. Teak and SS, I'll assume its for outdoor use? Not that it wouldn't look good IN my house.
              Yeah, these four tables were going to live outside on someone's outdoor patio or something for entertaining guests. I never did get to see their new home... I'm sure it was a pretty nice spread.

              JimYoung and Craig in Denver, thanks for looking. Craig, I try to spell everything correctly, but occasionally I'll slip in some slang... and occasionally I'll just slip.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by chris***@sbcglo View Post
                Craig in Denver, thanks for looking.I try to spell everything correctly, but occasionally I'll slip in some slang... and occasionally I'll just slip.
                Chris, I can't help it; spelling is the only thing that came easy for me. Like your welding. It's called creative spelling and I enjoy someone else's skills (welding and spelling sparring). I'll watch myself closer in the future.
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                • #9
                  Chris,

                  Really nice work. Not just the tables but the whole portfolio.

                  Did you use epoxy or resorcinol for glueing up the teak?

                  Those tables set the customer back a pretty penny. The last 8/4 teak I bought (2 weeks ago) ran me $26/bd ft.

                  You're fortunate to have such high end clients. Always fun to work with good materials.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SundownIII View Post
                    Chris,

                    Really nice work. Not just the tables but the whole portfolio.

                    Did you use epoxy or resorcinol for glueing up the teak?

                    Those tables set the customer back a pretty penny. The last 8/4 teak I bought (2 weeks ago) ran me $26/bd ft.

                    You're fortunate to have such high end clients. Always fun to work with good materials.
                    Thanks SundownIII. I've been at it a while and am lucky to get to work on some cool things.

                    I did not glue up those teak boards on these table. Instead we just gapped them (about 1/8") and screwed them from the underside. These were for outdoor use and I find that this method for an outdoor table/fence/seat leads to less problems/warping/splitting and lets the water run through.

                    I have used epoxy, polyurethane (Gorilla brand works OK), and even yellow glue on teak for other applications. I have had success with all three... they key as you know is in proper fitup and cleanliness; I swipe it with Acetone prior to glue-up. Gee, this sounds a lot like welding prep.

                    Oh man, the cost of materials these days is brutal. Yes, teak is a small fortune and I always have to check the cost of wood and metal as they fluctuate so much (always up, of course). Thanks for looking.
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                    • #11
                      Chris,

                      Appreciate the info.

                      I do quite a bit of stainless and teak work also. If you ever have a project that is to be continuously or regularly submerged you may try the resorcinol (two part glue) and cleans up with water. I've actually had better luck with it on such things as boat swim platforms than I have had with West System (Epoxy).

                      Again, really nice work. Ever done any yacht interiors?

                      Keep up the great work. Really good to see a professional's product. (Kinda get tired of seeing mig carts, if you know what I mean).
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                      Hypertherm PM 600 & 1250
                      Wilton 7"x12" bandsaw
                      PC Dry Cut Saw, Dewalt Chop Saw
                      Milwaukee 8" Metal Cut Saw, Milwaukee Portaband.
                      Thermco and Smith (2) Gas Mixers
                      More grinders than hands

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                      • #12
                        SundownIII, I'll have to try out the resorcinol. Clean-up with water gets a thumbs up from me. I'm getting tired of using so many different chemicals.

                        I don't do much woodwork anymore, really. Just sort of integrate the wood as an accent most of the time. I started out doing more woodwork and have all the equipment, but there seemed to be more of a calling for the metal at the time. I do enjoy working with wood and would like to do more personal projects out of wood. I love old woodworking equipment, have amassed quite a collection of it, and end up making my living with a 35 pound welder. Go figure.

                        I haven't done any boat interiors yet, but it seems like a good market. I have been helping a friend out with the welding on his boat restoration project, and he keeps pushing me to get into boat interiors... so... we'll see.

                        I'd love to see some pics of some of your stuff.

                        Thanks again.
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                        • #13
                          looking good. thanks for sharing the pic's with us.
                          thanks for the help
                          ......or..........
                          hope i helped
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                          • #14
                            Your Tables

                            Isn't working with sainless so nice? Very nice work. Does teak warp with water? I only now that they use it on boats and quess that.

                            Thanks,
                            Lance
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                            • #15
                              Sd

                              Originally posted by lanceman73 View Post
                              Isn't working with sainless so nice? Very nice work. Does teak warp with water? I only now that they use it on boats and quess that.

                              Thanks,
                              Lance
                              Thanks Lance. Stainless is nice. So is teak. Any wood will warp with water/sunlight/climate. The key is in the design/geometry/assembly of whatever you're building. However, teak is very resistant to the elements and is dimensionally pretty darn stable for a wood. I don't d*ck around with other woods for anything that will live out of doors. Going full circle, that's why it is used on boats. Thanks for looking.
                              If you're ever downtown, swing by the Hilton Gaslamp on 4th and K. We did the steel/stainless teak gates. They have been living down by the water since 2000, with nothing more than an occasional swipe of oil.
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