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Blog entry by kiefer posted 06-10-2013 12:23 AM 1049 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here is some progress I made today .
Felt good this morning and took the clamps of the arches ,turned out good .
My wife came out to help to set up the table and we decided what to do next with the design as it is being done step by step without any drawings .
The cross braces that stabilise the table side to side will also support the shelf but it took some head scratching as how to make everything join together with the kerf bent let legs and here is the solution I came up with .

Here are some pics of the mortise and tennon joint .

Carefully laying out the locations and drilling out most of the waste .

A little chopping and paring and the mortises are done .

Setting up my cross cut sled which has a double bottom so I can slide the upper panels to provide a zero clearance set up for any blade width and also has a replaceable insert in the fence .
Using a stop block and finger joint blade produced nice tennons and with a little dry fitting it all went together nicely .
That is it for today ,next is the floating shelf ,feet and sanding ,then on to finishing the top .

-- Kiefer 松

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 01:19 AM

That is such a cool design! Love the kerf bent arches.

That is a unique mallet you are using!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 06-10-2013 01:23 AM

Nicely designed project!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 06-10-2013 01:56 AM

Great looking project. And well chosen photos, too. “A picture is worth …”

-- Dave K.

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#4 posted 06-10-2013 03:10 AM

That’s really looking good my friend.
I love designing as I go too.
Looking forward to # 10.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#5 posted 06-10-2013 08:58 AM

What a great looking table Kiefer! I love the design as is, but it will be interesting to see what you come up with next on this fine piece.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 06-10-2013 09:12 AM

I agree with my friends, this is a great looking table. I’ve been following along and am pretty tempted to make one for myself. Really nice work Kiefer!

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#7 posted 06-10-2013 09:46 AM

Very impressive. Rounded work is always so time consuming, but you haven’t allowed it to affect the quality of workmanship. A very professionally made piece.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#8 posted 06-10-2013 01:53 PM

Wowza! That’s what I say

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 06-11-2013 11:49 AM

Coming right along. This will be nice—real nice—when finished.

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

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