Well, all the great compliments from the replacement top (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/68932) have helped inspire me to keep my motivation up to build a full custom table. So I intend to keep in progress pics through the entire build of this table. I hope you enjoy following along!
Step 1: Mill out the boards from these ugly logs.
Step 2: Lay out the boards how I want them to fit together, and then cut to length. I went with 7’-1” on this project as it worked well for the boards I am using. Juniper grows at a very rapid taper, so alternating the wide butt and narrow top helps keep the table somewhat square shaped.
Step 3: Peel off the bark edge with a home made draw knife ($2 yard sale find). You can see the knife hanging off the board in this pic. It works pretty good. I want to make a couple of these myself at different widths. I’ve read using an old leaf spring from a car works good, so that’s what I am going to try. It took 40 min. to draw knife all 4 boards, (about 5min per edge).
-- Juniper Canyon Design