So, the cricket table has a triangular top with 3 rounded (arched?) drop leaves. When the leaves are down, you have a triangular table. Up, you have a round table. Also, it has a triangular shelf on the bottom.
By the way, there are only 3 legs on this thing. Another genius move on my first attempt – why keep the angles simple? No, I had to make it hard on myself.
The triangular part is made of 3/4” thick material, 3 smaller triangles glued together to make a larger triangle. It’s about 19” on each side, I think. Again, I don’t have any pics of the thing in progress, as I started this blog “mid stream”. Here’s the triangle top:
And a little closer shot:
The plan called for using splines to hold the pieces together, but I used biscuits. It was my first time using a biscuit jointer, and it was very cool. However, if you saw the bottom of this piece, you would notice the fit is not perfect. I checked my table saw blade (after gluing this up), and found it was not exactly 90 degrees to the table. Rookie move – I know better. Maybe next time I’ll check the blade BEFORE cutting…. In any event, I think it turned out fine where it counts – on the top.
The drop leaves were also a trial for me. Also 3/4 material. 10 1/2” radius, but only about 5” wide at the peak of the raduis. I ended up using the band saw to freehand the radius, and a flush bit on the router to clean it up. Here is one of them:
And here is where I am now with the top:
And a closer shot:
Having a little trouble getting the pictures right, but I’ll get it figured out. So that’s where I am at the moment. Again, any feedback will be very much appreciated. Thanks Lumberjocks!
-- Allan, Portland, OR