The table is taking shape. This weekend was HOT!! Heat index to 107 on Saturday in Mississippi. So, I had to work 30 minutes or so and come in and cool off for 15.
I worked on the table’s skirt which will be 2 inches thick and 3 inches tall when finished. The sides will be 11 feet 4 inches long and the ends will be 46 inches long. I had to glue up the pieces because the longest stock I had was 10 feet and a little over 1 inches thick.
After I glued up the blanks, I glued on a 1/4 inch thick book-matched veneer.
Here is the veneer being glued.
Here is the bookmatched veneer and the seam.
With this seam in the middle of the long sides so I am considering an insert of walnut in the shape of a keystone. This should contrast nicely and match the inset walnut cross on the table top.
I also started on the breadboard ends to the large table. They are going to have to be 14 inches wide to make the final table top 12 feet long.
Here are the blanks. 15 inches wide and 60 inches long.
Since, I only have a 12 1/2 inch planer, I will use my Performax 16/32 drum sander with 36 grit, 60 grit, and 80 grit sandpaper to get them to thickness.
I have an idea on how to mate the breadboards to the table top. I will blog it in a couple of weeks.
Thanks for looking.
Quixote, sorry, no visible curls tonight. I took about an hour sweeping up all of the mounds of sawdust on the floor. There are few under the workbench on the other side. I guess I could have kicked them out and into the photos. Next week. OK?
-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.