I have some reclaimed boards, including some rclaimed waterbed frames. Daughter wanted a small “Dinette” Table built.
Got one plank up onto the “bench” I now have. i needed to flatten it down, and then rip some leg stock out of it.
a cambered iron jackplane took care of all the weather stuff, then a few other planes to smooth the plank out. Laid out for the first blank
That is the plank. i had a “new” saw to do the rip cuts with
I figured i could get all four legs out of that plank. The last cut, well, i had a pair of screws going through the waste part, because the was about 1/2” of wood left after all the cuts.
Front two legs were to get two sides tapered. From about 7” from the top, the taper goes from 1-3/8” down to 1” at the bottom. No tablesaw, bandsaw won’t work. Guess it is time for some plane work, again.
My “Straightedge”. After getting rid of any saw marks, and other dippity dos, I laid out the taper. Next, starting at the foot of the leg, and working my way back up the leg, a taper soon appeared.
One final pass, and the taper is smooth as can be, no sanding needed.
Ok, after all the tapering was done, and the other two (back legs) were cleaned up, time for the aprons. I had some old Oak/ash sort of boards. Matched the legs, anyway. Started by cutting them to length
Laid out some curves
And cut them out with a Sabresaw
That “benchtop” is actually the table’s top. I had those Watrebed frames, and used one of the long sides. Cut into two 36” slabs, glued up, and then handplaned smooth. It will serve as a bench until I get things done.
Next, needed some tenons cut on them aprons. Again, no tablesaw to make them nice and quick. So, Old School Time. Lay out some tools
Laid out the tenon
Sawed the tenon
Used a chisel to”pop” off the waste
Repeat as needed until all the aprons are done
Next up Some mortises need chopped out. Base needs to be glued up. corner braces need cut, and installed, and THEN maybe get the top on? Total out of pocket, so far? $0.00 Love it.
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