This is a (commissioned) copy of a table we have that belonged to my wife’s grandfather. He taught wood shop in high school. This was a big challenge for me. I learned one important thing:
- Make a template and route any curved surfaces. Hand sanding to clean up the contours just didn’t turn out very well. But my worry is, will I be able to make a curved template any better ?
My biggest disappointment was the gaps in many of the joints. I used a commercial tenoning jig and tried to clean them up with a sharp chisel. This helped but not enough. I guess practice is the answer.
-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---