Barb is back at completing one of two end tables.
I promised some pix this week, so here is progress so far.
I wanted the tabletops to be one piece rather than split up my mahogany slabs and re-joining them, but the 15-1/2”x15-3/4” dimension was too big to resaw on my Laguna bandsaw.
I tackled resawing by hand after cutting all around with the tablesaw to 3-1/2” deep. I found out I really wished I had a better handsaw, but I’d never had to use the GreatNeck hardware store saw this way. Whew what a job:
And here is a dry fit of the first table, without any mortises cut for plugs, or the breadboard ends done. There will be a full width shelf at the bottom, after slight cloud-lift cuts in those rails, and a 5” shelf set along the small back rail, supported by pairs of brackets at the outer edges. Also due is a drawer front in the top section with a shop-designed pull of yet unkown design.
I have very little ebony to use for plugs. The drawer handle may be something else altogether. I’m still working at this little table when I have time. And (name dropping alert) Betty Scarpino is going to be in town and take time to visit my shop next week, so I have to get something on the lathe for her to see that I am working, since seeing her over a year ago here. Can’t miss a chance for free advice/lessons from such a pro as Betty. So, this weekend is planned for a full-time woodworking weekend. Ah….heaven.