This blog will follow my build of a dining trestle table from WOOD magazine #28 (you can see how it looks on the store ( http://www.woodstore.net/trestletable1.html ).
The trestle table is very delicate compared to most and uses laminated blanks to be strong enough. the original plan is “fixed” (not breakup) but i will modify it a little.
OK, to work:
after gluing up the blanks, I cut them roughly to shape on the bandsaw. unlike the plan that calls for exact cut and sanding i decided to use router template.
here you can see the laminations
I prefer to do my routing outside as its messy. here is the blank “clamped” to a sawhorse, after the first pass that used the mdf template.
second pass used the first pass as template
for the last pass i flipped the blank and used bit with bearing at the end and used the second pass as template
here it is… still have to trim the ends.
That’s it for today. its the school holidays so not much free time.
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