It has been a while since I posted but health reasons have kept me away .
After finishing my last box and redesigning the base for the table I had another bout with my teeth and wound up at the dentist and doctor with severe swelling on my face and high blood pressure ( way up there ) and had to get it down to get the OK for my drivers licence to boot .
Well things are going a bit better and today I got into the shop for a bit to glue up the new arches which I hope will be the answer since the original base got voted off the island because they where too heavy looking.
Here are a few pics of the new base The kerfed board of walnut, done on the sled with a index pin and a thin kerf blade ,about 380 cuts total in four strips .
The kerfed board and the veneer layer with glue rolled on and a backer strip wrapped with shrink wrap so it won’t stick to the veneer during glue up .
The sandwich ready to be clamped .
The original base used as a form ,also wrapped with shrink wrap and lots of clamps .
Well this is today in the shop with two helpers ( great time for grandpa )
These are the four kerf bent arches all jointed up and cut to length on the back side of the table top .
This worked great as I was able to use the rim as a clamping aid for the blocks joining the arches .
A piece of dowel and a strip of 1/4 ” mdf worked just great as a clamp here .
Made these blocks today from a length of walnut with the edges beveled and then cut to length .
Drilled the holes and followed with a step drill just to add a little something, all four blocks fitted perfectly and all the kerfes lined up also ,nice when it goes like that .
Well with the two helpers like these two what else would you expect .
Now comes the big test ,will the arches be strong enough but judging by the arch I build for the kerf lighthttp://lumberjocks.com/projects/79784 this should work .
Well that is all for today and I will see how it goes tomorrow .
I hope your are all well out there and will try to catch up with you in the next little while .
On the bright side is that I retire at the end of the month as my job is just too demanding .
-- Kiefer / It's all about design and innovation