Well, it looks like I won’t have the money for Darrell’s class at William Ng’s school this weekend (or Disneyland either for that matter). I’m pretty bummed. I had to do the right thing and spend my tuition on sailing instructor seminars to further my “real” career. Luckily, the woodworking classes are offered often (I’ve got them all on the calendar), and Mickey will always be there.
I may just have to bite the bullet and plunge back into the sofa table project without taking the class. I was going to wait, but his book is really good and there’s lots of online help with Greene & Greene details too. Luckily, I have plenty of mahogany to work with. I’ll get the top all put together with breadboard ends and start on the legs. After my near-disaster with the lock-miter bit on the dining table project, I should be much better suited to make the legs for this project. There are a couple of jigs to make for this project too. I also plan on making more G&G stuff in the future, so that’ll be a good investment. I’m not looking forward to working with the ebony again though. The sawdust kicked my butt. Sorry for the lack of progress in this update. I just needed to vent…
One thing I’ve noticed is that thewoodwhisperer’s table doesn’t have a lower shelf (probably to lighten up the look), but Darrell’s design does have one. I’m going to opt for the shelf as another place for books, knick-knacks, etc. I’m also going to do the tapered inset vs. the double cloud-lift profile at the bottom of the legs (which means another jig).
^ TheWoodWhisperer’s table
^ Darrell Peart’s table
-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails