|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-07-2013 01:10 PM||1733 views||11 times favorited||36 comments|
This is a little table that I need when we go to car shows. I thought ‘dI make it in a Chevy theme . First I wanted to make an insert and rout it in, but that would mean the corners would be rounded and I wanted them sharp. So I made the bow tie out of three pieces and glued on ends and then the sides. It conforms to the golden rectangle being 18.75” long and 11.6” wide. The sides are a 123” radius and the ends are a 28” radius.
It is made from soft maple with a pistachio bowtie.The pivot blocks are made from hard maple because I had to tap holes in them for set screws. All the hardware is solid brass.
The cross supports and pivot blocks are doweled in place. In order to keep the ends of the legs from wearing or splitting, I used part of the brass casing from a 30-30 shell to line the holes.
It has red “feet” because I coated the leg tips with West System epoxy to keep moisture from creeping into the legs when we use the table on grass.
It is finished with UV resistant polyurethane.
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