This evening I was able to get started on thickening up the perimeter of the top.
I resawed on my table saw the last bit of 2×4 lumber, and I needed a little more material to fill in the ends, I was able to use up some more scrap pine board shelves, I put them on both sides of a 2×4 block on the ends, to give a variance in coloration at the ends of the top.
then I marked where the table frame will go on the bottom side of the top, so I know where to cut the pieces as well as putting in the brad nails..
then I glued and brad nailed in these blocks as well as the side rails on the bottom side of the top.
That uses up every bit of the four 2×4’s I purchased, and I made away to use up some more scrap lumber as well (the pine board shelves), so now the next process will be to scroll out (with a jig saw), some sort of freeform around the entire perimeter, of the top, then using my sanding drums and grinder, try to get a rustic natural edge on this top.
Have fun in the shop…
heres a quick fix for my table saw, blade guard, my table saw is a craftsman 10” handyman type saw, it came with a blade gaurd, that requires a wing type screw to install it on the saw, after awhile of taking the gaurd off and on so many times, the screw begins to get difficult to twist, I sometimes need to use pliers, so I made a one piece screw and knob out of 12L14 steel, wich makes it easier to grab and loosen and tighten.
the gaurd bracket was very well designed for easy removal and placement, however the middle slot was completely close so you had to take the wing screw completely off every time you wanted to remove or install the guard, so while I was at it, I opened up the middle hole slot, so it can be removed without entire removal of the knobscrew.
Now it is a very convenient to remove or put on the gaurd as the ocasion arises.
have a nice day…