|Project by kiefer||posted 04-04-2011 03:10 AM||3108 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
This my way of making table legs for tables of all kinds that are made from inexpensive plywood the I cut to rough size and then run thru my thickness planer as plywood tends to vary in thickness .
The glue up is done in stages and all mortises are laid out before glue up .I wrap pieces of plywood that are slightly thinner then the lamination strips with thin packing tape and use them as spacers during glue up for the mortises .I also include the two outside layers of 1/4 ” hardwood facing and backing material for the clamps in the glue up .
After the first glue up I trim the lamination on the table saw and glue on the last two layers of solid making sure I make the locations of the mortises which will get routed out .
I like this fairly quick system for larger size legs as they won’t twist and saves time on cutting mortises and tenons
and also gives a better appearance to the leg as no edge grain shows .
I have done this for some time now and haven’t had a failure and even used this method for bed posts and newel posts on stair railings and saved a lot of money in the process .