I added all of my little U-Turns to the top and here is where I start this Blog.
If you have any disparities in your measurements, Here is where they make an appearance. I have to add a 4 inch long piece of Curly Maple here but it’s wider than one inch because the rest of my strips were less than one inch wide. I cut a piece to length then I used a series of stopblocks and clamps to shave it to the exact width.
Easy Glue up around all four corners. Once I got back to my first corner, I took off the clamps and got this:
Now I needed to glue in 4 6-inch pieces of walnut. Again, I used the table top to get the precise measurements. It was an easy glue up around all four corners and I ended with this:
Each corner needed one last 3 inch piece of walnut to close off the final turn. Mine were not 3 inches because I had to compensate for the wide strip of maple so I cut them to length according to the table. Again, I went around the table with 4 more easy glue ups and my corners ended up look like this:
Here is a shot of the entire border.
Now that you put the top together, It’s time to pause. You have a final frame of maple left to do that will surround the entire top. That same fame of maple will drop down the sides. If you have to plane, or otherwise do some aggressive sanding and scraping to level out the top – don’t add that final maple frame. Get that surface level and smooth then add the maple. That way you will keep the maple drop down at one inch because you waon’t be planning it along with everything else. Si?
Anywhohow, I’ve got some cleanup work to do. Len is gonna skin me If I don’t get my scapers to scraping. I’m off to learn some more and try to get a nice burr on the scrapers.
As always, If you can make some recommendations for improving my process, Please share. I learn the best after I have suffered through my inexperience.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!