The next step is gluing up the four leaves. Each of the leaves consists of three of the laminated boards edge glued. I contemplated adding biscuits to help with alignment for the glue ups. When I dry fit the boards before gluing, everythi...
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Location: Bucks County, PA
I've been woodworking for over 45 years and while I have done many commissioned pieces I currently work for my number one client only (my wife!). I have a degree in mechanical engineering and my day job is purchasing for a pharmaceutical company.
I am just putting the finishing touches on my fourth wood shop after moving a few years ago. Each one seems to get a little bigger and I'm up to a bit over 500 sq ft now.
Favorite tool at the moment: my Powermatic 22/44 drum sander, what a time saver!
Most challenging project: A cherry sleigh bed with curved laminated panels and a 16/4 crest rail shaped with a router and hand scrapers.
Latest build: a pair of Greene & Greene display tables in cherry.
Next project in the queue: a Thorsen inspired dining table
-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"
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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #8: Bagging the Leaves and a Design Change
Time to start vacuum pressing the boards. I start with the leaves on the theory that if something does not come out quite right, the mistake will be hidden away most of the year. I spread out all of the veneers to arrange and number them in the ...
Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #7: Preparing Cores and First Test Bagged Board
Now that all of the veneer material is ready it is time to prepare the baltic birch plywood cores. Each finished board consists of two 3/4” baltic birch center cores with a sapele veneer top and bottom. I first cut each 5’x5’ ...
This weekend I was able to resaw all the veneers for the top from the figured sapele. These three boards started out as a single 9/4 board 16’ long. There was quite a bit of bow and twist to take out, but light passes with the jointer fl...
I spent some time this weekend setting up to resaw my veneers. I put together a quick jig to help assure my veneer thickness came out as even as possible. Since even a variance of just 0.005” over ten slices of veneer could add up to...