Loc: Fort Collins, CO
Re: Duncan Phyfe Dining Table in progress
09/11/10 04:21 PM
Progress slowed over the last couple of days.
My planer is down as the bolt holding the main pulley snapped and the pulley galled on the key way. The head is at the machine shop to remove the remainder of the bolt and make sure the shaft is still good. A new pulley is already on its way. This took some time and basically halted me from doing the legs. A bit of lost motivation and a bit of lost capability. (realistically though i could get around using the planer on the legs)
Instead, I spent the time finishing up details on the underside. The cock-beading was made and applied to the underside of each batten (I've been calling these stretchers and was corrected yesterday). #8 brass screws hold these in place. The bolts are now gone from view. This was important to me.
The table was assembled to it's 11' variety. All 3 sections are together (there are still 2 leaves to be used if ever needed...go ahead laugh it is a funny statement).
The underpinnings are assembled. The tops will be left assembled for a while to allow the top to grow accustomed to how it will be.
For reference, this picture is taken with me standing OUTSIDE of the shop. Building a 14' table in a 20' shop is kind of crazy.
Closer image of the center section with the cock-beading applied over the batten. The color variation will be toned in the final finish.
I received the hardware the other day. The Hairy Paw Foot Casters shocked e by their size. I thought for sure they must be wrong.
But when I placed them on my template, they were just right. Size is relative.
Eventually I will need to come up with a way to have all leaves and sections together and flatten everything together. I will probably end up with a jig mode from some jointed 2x10x12s. That will be a neat picture having all that table top in the yard. Oh well, it will have to wait for another day.