Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.
The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.
I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.
I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.
I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24”dia circle.
Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!