Loc: Fort Collins, CO
Re: Duncan Phyfe Dining Table in progress
09/04/10 02:49 PM
I finished all of the cross banding. I do need to bring my real camera out with me soon as the blackberry pictures lack warmth.
The table top was placed side by side and marked for the spots for the alignment "teeth" that will align the top when putting the table or leaves together. Think of this as a Festool Domino. I am just making them.
The "teeth" will be glued into one mortise of each piece forming a "male" end and there will be a corresponding "female" mortise on the other pieces' edge. The "female" mortises are 1/8" wider to allow for easier assembly.
The mortises are cut using a mortise pal. They are 1/4" x 3/4 (+1/8 for the females).
After the mortises were completed, the edges of all table top pieces were routed to form a triple bead. This was done in a few passes using various bearings. This was an important moment to me. Now it is looking like a table top, not just a big board. Under the triple bead, I will hand plane the edge thickness to 7/8. The thickness will taper back about 5-6 inches. The boards are 1 1/8" overall, but the edge should be "light" and the taper should be non-noticeable. This will take some time.
This created A LOT of dust.
I have a week of vacation from work this week, so i expect to make progress.