I wasn't expecting to get any shop time today, but I was able to get in a
I wasn't sure how the spacing on the legs should be, so I tried a few
I have tons of ash, but it is all 8/4+ so I had to resaw what I needed for
the table skirt.
The material dressed out to almost 1" thick.
There is to be a drawer on one side of the table. I am not sure why, but the
shop foreman wanted one, so there will be one.
I ripped one long skirt into three strips and then crosscut the middle strip
into three as well.
I slid the boards back and fourth until I had a good grain match. The drawer
front is a press fit into the opening. There will be no mechanical drawer
slide, it will run on wooden slides with a kicker strip at the top. I want
there to be as small a reveal around the drawer opening as possible.
Here are the parts being glued back together.
I wanted to run a bead along the bottom edge of the skirt. Here is the bead
being run on my router table. My router table is the only machine that has
ever bitten me, so I use a power feeder and I don't have to hand feed.
Boring shot of tennon cutting.
Here are two shots of the dry fit. The shop foreman can be seen in one of
I am taking the table top to a local cabinet shop tomorrow to have them run
it through their $250K 52" multihead wide belt sander. I don't know why, but
Katarina thought it was funny seeing me on the table top scraping off any
last remnant of glue.
Next up, lots of sanding and the main glueup. Then onto the drawer runners
and the drawer.
Thanks for looking,