I'm back in Spain now, and I am pleased with the amount of work I completed on the table. One more trip back and I'll have it.
I didn't have the energy to blog about the build last week, so I'll do it now. I'll stretch this out to about for a few posts so you don't have to scroll through a hundred pictures.
Here is what was waiting for me on my bench when I got back.
|Nope, the wood fairy didn't advance my project any since January.|
I did this by sawing close to the line, then planing the rest of the way. I made sure to mark where the upright beam met the foot so I wouldn't wreck the joint. In fact, I stayed about 1/2" away from it, intending to come back later and finish it off. I think I may not do any more, as it looks fine as it is.
|I sawed the wedge off, then planed to my line using a jointer, then a smoother.|
|Two boards glued together and finish planed.|
|Sawing the angle on the end of this support.|
|This looks much more refined.|
Holy cow! What a difference!
The light coming in from the side is essential for seeing all of what is needed. It feels like a real shop now.
|I'll admit it does look a little ridiculous with six shop lights in my 100 square foot shop.|
Back to work:
|I was careful to make sure the parts were the same length after cutting the angle.|
|Starting the removal of the center cutout to define the table's feet.|
|Saw down to the line...|
|Then bash out the waste.|
I smoothed it the best I could with a plane, and didn't worry too much about it being perfect since it isn't a visible surface. However, the tenon now is sticking out, so I marked a pencil line around that and sawed it off.
|Don't forget to saw off a little of the tenon, too!|
Or is it?
I just cut a notch in a piece of scrap and used it as a block between my work piece and my planing stop. It worked perfectly.
|The 30-second solution.|
|That is, it took me 30 seconds to make this jig.|
And come back tomorrow for Part VI.