African Mahogany & Curly Maple Coffee Table #5: Fitting and installing breadboard end

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Blog entry by Reinan posted 01-07-2018 01:44 PM 303 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Main panel sanding and and machining tongues Part 5 of African Mahogany & Curly Maple Coffee Table series Part 6: Top edge profiling, sanding, and oil »

Made some progress last night on the top, I got one of the breadboard ends installed. Having done this once before, things seemed better and went more smoothly than the previous time. This end took me about 2 hours to fit and install.

After cleaning up the tongue and drilling the holes:

I used a small fine cut square file to remove the nubs left over after drilling the 2 holes for each elongated slot. Turns out I didn’t offset one hole as much as I should have and it didn’t suck the shoulder as tightly as I had hoped. Hopefully I can hide the 1/32 gap better after sanding. I’m going to try using an oil slurry to fill the mahogany grain.

Here is the completed end, there isn’t as much contrast between the maple dowels and the mahogany as I expected, maybe the contrast will come out more after finish.

One more to go, then it’s back to work on the base.

-- -Russ

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#1 posted 01-08-2018 02:09 AM

I’ll be watching this one, would like to see how the mahogany and maple combo turns out as I plan on making a woodworking bench out of the same.

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