|Project by Jeff2008||posted 07-23-2016 12:45 AM||600 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
At the beginning of 2016, I attended a workshop at the Perth Wood School (Western Australia) with a gentleman by the name of Michael Fortune (I believe he is Canadian) demonstrating how to apply veneer to an Ogee edge. The last picture is my attempt at this workshop.
After leaving the workshop considerably poorer financially, but a lot richer in knowledge and experience I decided I had to use this knowledge and make at least 1 project. I don’t know what the veneer on top of the table is, or the leaves. It was given to me. The edge and the legs are made with Jarraha
The jigs I made, took longer to make than the table. They also cost more than the table itself. Each leg is made from 8 strips of tapered laminated timber. As you can see from the picture, the legs flare out north and south at the base. It looks very disproportional East West, too thin. If there is a next time and I think there will be, I will give each leg extra width in the base.
The other consideration needed, is giving it space where all three legs come together. I will play with this before I start the next table as I am worried if it is not done right, a lot of time will be wasted.
Just as a foot note. Money spent on good lessons, is not wasted if you use that knowledge. You will get it back in the furniture you make.