Building a Simple Puzzle Table Using Templates – What materials would you use?

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40 thoughts on “Building a Simple Puzzle Table Using Templates – What materials would you use?

    3x3Custom - Tamar

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    The templates can be found here –
    Thanks so much for supporting my channel, can't do this without you guys!
    Can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

    Will Dayble

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    So good!!

    Mabel Flores

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    This is my type of woodworking…I’m definitely downloading the plans once done building my 4 cabinets & sewing table…. many scraps to be used in this kinda projects! ❤️🥰👍🏻


    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    absolutely love the design. the repeatable shape is awesome, makes me want to make a set of bar stools or campfire seating in this style

    Samuel Swihart

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    I might try this with a thicker top and routing out the tenon slots.

    Andrew McQuillen

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    That's a beautifully simple design Tamar, my interpretation is definitely on my "to do" list😀

    JD Dupuy

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    I don't understand why you make a nice project and just throw on some lazy finish. They offer no wear protection whatsoever. Get Bob Flexner's Finishing book. I bought it 30 years ago and his latest updated edition last year. You'll learn a bunch of lesson's and your projects will ramp up. Teri Masaschi's book is also good. She has a book titled "Foolproof Wood Finishing".

    Steve Combs

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    I Love It 👍


    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Not really a puzzle, but cute design anyway.

    Tim H.

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Finally got around to watching this. Now I know what I'm doing this evening with that 1×12 pine heartwood I found at my local box store!

    Benjamin Brewer

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    I like your jig saw. I’m kind of coveting one. 😉


    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Hi! Awesome project! Very beautiful. One stupid note: The pieces not sliding fully into each other is not because of "The round router bit". It could be square and you still have the same problem. It's of course because of the router bit spinning in circles in stead of going in a very tiny square. Would be nice though if they could make that. 🙂


    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Tamar, we used to use legsets like that for layflat saw & assembly horses!
    I worked for a company called Themetech & we did big jobs for FAO Swartz, Planet Hollywood, ESPNZONE, Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, Fry's Electronics &
    many others.
    A huge work surface that could be broken down easily was essential.
    As a side note, working there was pretty demanding but I got to build cool stuff like old time wooden oil derricks & water towers, wiggle mirrors, carousels & listening rooms.
    Don't be afraid to try new things, it can be loads of fun!

    brad miller

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    SUCH a cool idea and SUCH a well executed video. Thank you.

    Izzy Pirutinsky

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    I love it when my tik tok and YouTube suggestions sync up! Great vid!

    евгений чернышков

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Молодец, интересная идея, попробую повторить!

    Mahendra Tiwari

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Tamar, love it !! 😊Thank you enjoyed watch ing the build .

    haji khan haji khan

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Mashaallh nais


    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    You look more comfortable working with wood than me ironing my shirt


    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Love this. Been planning a live edge waterfall table for some time but was stuck for leg ideas on the other end. Thanks for the inspiration.

    BTDarters Channel

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Really cool project, Tamar! Thanks for taking us along! 😀🛠⚒👍


    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    great job and great looking stool . Just one idea is maybe to put a concave base if the floor is uneven it will sit better 👍


    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Why charge people for the design ??? No thank you.

    Daniil VL

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Благодарю , отличная идея!👍🏻

    Making Pallet Furniture

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    So cool, love this project

    longflopy dog

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    I wood

    Peter Middo

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Shame we cant just get the pattern to create the templates ourselves.(Or a fusion360 drawing we could make plans out of. ). AU$90 is a bit high for the one or two that Id ever make.

    *Yes, 3/4" = 19.05mm ~19mm.

    Super 191

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Love the fact that you spalted maple is a beautiful wood. Me too. Love your video.🇨🇦👍

    A B

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    As you were showing the final measurement on the circle template, I was sure you were going to say 'and also 3/4…'. Ha ha. Playing with us.

    Thanks for making templates. They look great. 😊👍

    Андрей Грёздов

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)


    Cid Ribeiro

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Obrigado aqui do Brasil! 🔰Fique com Deus!…God bless you!…☺😊☺

    Wayne Giordano

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Great idea to use the live edge walnut. Beautiful finish.
    Now I have to make a couple for my little cabin home in the woods
    love your videos

    John Ess

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    I love the top. Its sooo different to the norm. Have you thought of making guitar stools? I mean like shaped like guitars for the players. Im sure you would come up with a great design. Great piece of work.


    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    I guess the 'puzzle' factor about this is trying to figure out what the puzzle is !

    BTW, that's over-complicated. You should start with a square piece of wood/plywood/whatever, cut the circular table top out of the middle – and the bits left over make the legs !

    tom walker

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    if you were to adjust the template on the legs to extend the middle slot further ( if you are using a 12.7mm router bit extend the lines 9mm) the legs would come out finished straight from the router table no chisel work.
    just food for thought.
    love the stool.

    Meftah Fethi

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Wow from algeria

    conner jonson

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Make the template maybe a quarter inch larger in that cross section for the legs. No need to do chisel work the legs will cover that up.

    Joseph Brauer

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    love it .

    John Made it

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Really nice 👍

    Hazel Tollz

    (February 18, 2020 - 6:19 am)

    Love this and love the templates! I will be buying some soon to make for myself. Thanks for doing so many cool projects that showcase different ways to reach the same final product. Super helpful for someone like me with limited shop space.

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