Jill Davenport Dining Table November 21st, 2018 - 06:41:30
The micro jig maker of the gripper work, safer. Work smarter, I probably wouldn't normally start by building the top to the table, but we're expecting a ton of rain in a couple of days. So I've got a short window of opportunity to work in my outside space. I'm not going to get this 3/4 inch plywood broken down now, because it's so bulky, it's very difficult for me to work with it inside the shop. I'm going to use this inexpensive piece of quarter-inch plywood as the underside of the tabletop. When I build this using a torsion box construction, what that is is two pieces of thin plywood sandwiched together with thicker strips of inexpensive plywood in between them.
That way, I can make the tabletop thicker without having to use really thick wood, and I only have to use a quarter inch thick piece of cherry pie - wood for the top, so it saves me a lot of money plus this kind of construction keeps the tabletop Super flat and sir. This is my top surface, the thin piece of cherry plywood. I don't want to tack this one down and leave holes in the top of the table, so I've cut it over the side so that there's some overlap on all sides. I'll clean that up. Once it's slide much like that clamping job ever I'm going to make the legs like gluing these two by fours into pairs. These are premium Douglas fir two by fours that I picked up at a lumberyard rather than the home center there. Properly, dried and they've got a real straight grain, so they'll be a lot easier to work with, and they will warp. Laminating two by fours together is actually cheaper than buying 4x4 posts, while the wind is picking up. I gotta work fast that it's a storm is on its way to even up all of these edges, I'm going to use a flush trim bit in my router.
This bit has a bearing on one end that rotates and rides along the reference surface, while these blades cut everything flush to that. So in this case, I'm going to use the bottom surface of my tabletop as a reference. Now I can square up the legs and cut them to their length. Well, it's been Stormageddon all weekend long Monday morning and I think I have a break in the action it's supposed to rain. For the rest of the week, one of the reasons I like to work outside is that I have all this space for cutting long boards, I'm going to cut the trim for the top of the table. This is solid. Cherry lumber, I'll use my miter sled to cut 45 degrees miter is on each end I'll carefully glue these strips onto the edges of the tabletop, I'm using this micro jig tapering jig to taper all four sides of each leg it'll be easier to work on the Legs with the router back in my router table, I'm using solid cherry lumber for the skirt around over one and on each of them. The only other decorative touch, I'm going to add, is a small cove on each of the skirt. I'm adding a slight chamfer on the bottom of each leg. This will help prevent them from splintering. Now I can trim all the edges flush with the top of the table.
I want to be really careful when I stand this, that I don't stand through the really thin top veneer of cherry on this plywood around over all of the edges, with a round over bit in my router, I'm attaching some paper to the top of the table To protect it from scratches when I flip it over, so I can work on the underside. Ah, it's a much nicer day today, I'm gonna get started by assembling the legs to the skirt using pocket screws. I'm going to use this little jig to make the pocket holes for the legs, but screw that skirts into the legs first. Now with this is simply altogether. I could just Center it on the other side of the tabletop and screw it down. It started raining outside again, so I'm going to try to finish least the underside of this today. Hopefully, tomorrow will be sunny and I can work outdoors. I'm going to use an HVLP sprayer for lacquers the first time. I've used this on a project, so I think it will go a lot easier than using brushing lacquer or polyurethane. I started with a sealer coat, which was thinned down about 25 %, lacquer thinner and it all build that up with more layers of lacquer, I put 5 coats of lacquer on the underside surfaces and the legs that can work on the top. I want to thank away who helped sponsor this week's episode. When I introduce you to a way luggage. A couple of months ago, I told you about its unique features, how all four wheels turned smoothly and how it has two USB ports. So you can charge up your stuff when you are near an electrical outlet. I need the polycarbonate construction with strong, but I wanted to really put it to the test.