|Project by Don Johnson||posted 11-06-2012 11:48 AM||1171 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Here is the small coffee table I mentioned in my last rotating bookcase project.
Made from some of the oak left over from the bookcase and veneered MDF used previously for bookshelves – not much left now so any more projects will have to be quite small!
I used iron-on oak veneer for the table top edges, which went on very easily, but I found the trimming process quite difficult. I had watched http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Hand_Methods_for_Trimming_Edgebanding.html and thought that the razor blade in a scrap of wood version of a trimmer looked good, and cheap! The chap demonstrating its use whizzed along each edge – apparently without looking at grain directions – with careless abandon so I thought that it would be as easy for me. Wrong! Admittedly I couldn’t get hold of a stiff-backed razor blade so tried to use a double-sided version, and then a scalpel blade, but perhaps because they were thinner and too flexible, couldn’t get a clean trim. The cut tended to drift over beyond the edge, so I’d have to remove the veneer band and start again. I resorted to a craft knife and sandpaper to get the job done, but I’ll try to get a hard-backed blade when I have any more to do.
Just the reindeer to do now for the Christmas fair – which I’ll start after I’ve produced and put up the posters and signs to advertise the event:
-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk