Dixie Craig Dining Table November 09th, 2018 - 04:47:14
How to wrap a table with the miter gauge live-edge on all four sides. We've already seen how to join in playing the board. So if you missed that part want to go back, click on the screen now and watch the other video first start off by setting your sliding table saw to cut 45 degrees, cut one end of the live edge board, then measure and mark where you want to Make a next cut remember it's much much much better to cut it long and shave it down a few times than to cut it too short, it is so incredibly important to cut it exactly perfect, which is a tough test when you're dealing with the inside edge of a mitered board, if you weren't doing a live edge board, you could use the outside edge, but that's not an option here.
Next is the glue up of the side boards double check that all your edges are perfectly matching before you glue it up to do the glue up, spread a thin layer of premium wood glue on each edge, including the edge of your square tabletop use pipe or Bar clamps to compress the glue up together and use C clamps to hold the corner seams flush with each other after the first two sides are dry, get ready to glue on the end boards before you do make damn sure your end boards fit like perfect puzzle Pieces, if they don't you'll end up with gaps or you could even split the tabletop if they fit loosen the seat, clamps glue, all edges and slide the end boards into place, retighten the seat clamps to hold everything, flush and use long, pipe or bar clamps to Squeeze it all together, as you can see, Chris's seams line up perfectly.
This was accomplished because he used well tuned equipment with premium. Blades took his time on his cuts and properly used his clamps to hold it all together. Next, it wouldn't hurt to run the tabletop through a white belt sander. If you have one available to you, use a random orbital sander with a contouring pad to shape your corners and you've got an awesome, live edge, table or bar top.