Paolini's Limbert Style Coffee Table Build - Updated

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timf67

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Tim
I had the pleasure of attending Gregory Paolini's class on how to build his Limbert style coffee table featured on the cover of FWW in December. After picking up some lumber at Rick's Woodworking Source on Saturday, I was able to start in on my attempt at the table last night. Here is my first step, the glue-up of the table top. I am not as talented as Greg, so I planed the lumber first so that I could see the figure as I tried to match up the pieces to get a good looking top. The glue-up went much smoother than my normal glue-ups after using Greg's tips from the class. Here is the top:

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I'll post updates and more pics as I go...
 
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Trent Mason

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Trent Mason
Re: Paolini's Limbert Style Coffee Table Build - Started

Looking good so far Tim. :eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clap Can't wait to see some more WIP pics. I remember that issue and it is a beautiful table. :thumbs_up:thumbs_up
 
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Nice triangle man...!!!
 

Gregory Paolini

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Gregory Paolini
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Somthing looks a little familiar there... Hmmm... :icon_scra:eusa_thin
 

timf67

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Tim
I was able to make some progress over the last few days since I was stuck in the house while contractors were installing new windows. Here are some more pics:

Roughed parts
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Thicknessing panels... It was slow going, but worked like a champ!
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Cool tool here, Bridge City Center Scribe with Mortise layout attachement:
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Quick easy and centered layout!
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Square holes!!! I am not a huge router fan, so I went with traditional M&T rather than floating tenons
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Tenoning jig, I don't use it often but it sure comes in handy!
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Last update for today, my first bridle joint!
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jobelenus

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bigjohn
Re: Paolini's Limbert Style Coffee Table Build - Started

You are making great progress - can't wait to start mine after the Christmas madness (and after I get my heater installed!). Kinda hard to cut wood with numb fingers-besides if they are numb I won't be able to tell if I lop one off!!!:gar-La;

Keep up the good work and sending pictures...

JO
 

bwat

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Bill
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Looking good Jim. :icon_thum Must say I envy your time availability and heated shop!
 

FredP

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nice looking wood.:icon_thum you aint done yet?????:rotflm: can't wait to see the finished project. what kind of finnish you plannin?
 

timf67

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Tim
Here's another quick update. I'm getting closer, and hope to have this thing dry-fit if not glued up by Christmas! :eusa_danc

Another Bridge City gadget at work, the kerfmaker (KM-1) I was skeptical when I got it, but man it made a perfect notch for the shelf to fit in

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Checking fit:

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Rough cutting leg curves

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Tracing the ellipse pattern for the bottom shelf using the pencil and string method

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Rough cutting the ellipse on the bandsaw

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Cleaning up the ellipse with a shave

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More to come!
 
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