|Project by Andy Block||posted 05-06-2015 06:14 AM||760 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
A young friend of mine works in lumber sales and had been setting aside some nicely figured maple for me. When he delivered it I asked him what he and his new wife would like made for them. After consulting with a higher authority he said a coffee table, which was perfect as that was about as far as the wood would go.
After doing the glue up I was having a tough time getting the table top flat as each board seemed to have developed a mind of it’s own. I went to visit a local tool dealer that sells Lie-Nielsen and he recommended the #62. The trick he said is to use a blade with a serrated edge and plane across the grain. It took a whole day of planing to get it flat, and the plane’s performance was excellent.
The mortises and tenons were made with the Leigh Industries FMT Pro Jig, which makes clean tight joints. This was a first for me as I usually hand cut them. This is an incredible jig. https://www.leighjigs.com/fmt.php
My young friend and his lovely wife really like this unique one of a kind table.