|Project by LeTurbo||posted 01-30-2016 05:05 PM||750 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
I suppose I like sidetables because they use very little wood and are a good way of getting rid of offcuts. There’s less than a metre of 30X30mm oak used in this base; and about 500mm of the wider stuff.
The top is two short boards of kiaat that came off the end of another project. A new technique was putting that slight curved edge around the bottom. I did it on the table saw …. carefully! Having cut an accurate circle with the router and a beam compass, I clamped a V shape of scraps to the table saw. These guided the circle. Then I started the saw, turned the top, raised the blade, turned again, raised the blade more, turned again… if that makes any sense.
A bit more about kiaat from one of the main suppliers in my town, www.rarewoods.co.za:
Distribution: Central and Southern Africa
Properties: This timber has a medium bending strength, high crushing strength, low resistance to shock loads and very low stiffness. Works well with hand and machine tools, but there is a moderate blunting effect on cutting edges. It glues well and can be stained and polished to a very good finish.
Uses: Furniture, panelling and high-class joinery and domestic flooring.
Thanks for looking!