So last time i worked on cutting the curves in the aprons for the pie crust table. now its time to move on to the legs as well as the candle slide. neither of these are done yet but i figured I’d just give a little update. the legs are cabriolet legs. Eli helped me design them and i have them cut out right now. just waiting to spokeshave them up and chisel them and all that good stuff to finesse them. they’re looking good so far though and I’m really satisfied with the shape.
so while I’m waiting to finish those up I started working some more on the aprons. primarily making the candle slide. So first i handplaned the show face of the apron. with the bubinga I’m not even going to worry about the inside of the aprons. I will just scrape them so they are smooth for the finish but i won’t worry about removing the tear out or making them look nice. with a wood like this that’s hard to work i will only focus on all the visible and touchable surfaces. so of course the aprons and legs and the tabletop are all both visible and touchable surfaces so they will be smoothed to perfection. but the bottom of the tabletop and inside of the apron are neither visible nor touchable so i will forget about them. Then you have things like the back sides of the cab legs as well as the underside of the candle slide. neither of them are generally visible but since they are touchable i will make sure they are perfect surfaces.
so for cutting the hole for the opening for the candle slide i just put it on the tablesaw and raised my blade up through it. of course this isn’t really the safest option and you have to be really careful and make sure everything is held down while you do it. I used my 6 1/4” freud avanti 40 tooth blade since it will go below the surface of my table saw.
then i used my Major League Woodworking (RIP) marking gauge to mark the edges of it on both sides to prevent any kind of tearout.
once it was done i had a nice opening. I just have to do some chiseling and stuff and It’ll be done.
Then i cut the little dado for the drawer slide in the back. I don’t have a picture of it but i will get one once the table is on its feet and i install the drawer slide. So hopefully this table will be on its feet sometime next week. I’ll also finish shaping the feet of the pie crust so the pedestal is done as well!!