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THE MAKING OF A COFFEE TABLE PART 2

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Blog entry by kiefer posted 01-16-2013 01:30 AM 1452 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the lamination’s of the form and I will show how I draw out the cut lines
I start with transferring the centre line from the form to the laminated blank .

I use a sheet of poster board as a square and place it along the centre line on which I have the width of the table base marked out .
I then tape the poster board to the base and draw a perpendicular line toward the bottom of the base and double check the distance top and bottom and also mark the bottom edge of the base which I established by measuring the height with a framing square from the centre line and then marking the ends with a straight edge (sorry but no pic of this) . .



Next I form the arch along all four edges by making a pattern with a hardwood strip and get the approval from my apprentice when he is satisfied with the curve .
( see pic )
Next I cut the curve with a knife and draw the lines in all four locations following the pattern .
This is a very simple process with the poster board as it will bend and follow the curve of the base nicely and is much easier to use then a metal square and all the necessary lines can be done with one piece and now I can use the poster board to make my router pattern which will be part 3 of this blog .
That is it for now .

Stay safe and comment and criticize all you like I can take it !

-- Kiefer 松



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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 02:04 AM

Looking good and I am learning as you go ahead with this project. Thanks.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 02:23 AM

Inovativelike most of your stuff. Thanks for helping me think on the curve! :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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woodshaver

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 02:38 AM

I’m watching Kiefer! Looking good!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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shipwright

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 04:21 AM

Moving along nicely.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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stefang

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#5 posted 01-16-2013 11:49 AM

I all seems so simple the way you show it Kiefer. Of course it helps a lot having a bench dog.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Triumph1

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 01:39 PM

No criticizing to be done…I am enjoying watching the process and learning.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Roger

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#7 posted 01-16-2013 08:36 PM

Makin good progress.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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kiefer

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#8 posted 01-17-2013 02:11 AM

Hi guys and thanks for the comments .
I am taking the night off since I worked hard all day and need the rest .
I am happy that you guys are watching and maybe see something new in this project and the way I go about building it .
It`s all simple stuff.
I would like to spend more time everyday on this but have to be patient which is a good thing.

-- Kiefer 松

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mafe

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#9 posted 01-21-2013 08:27 PM

Watching carefully here.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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