Lots of e-mail to tend to when I got in this morning. That is actually a good thing. But I got out to the shop floor as quickly as I could.
I started out by shooting the stand with it's first coat of lacquer. I will continue to
apply coats of lacquer in between steps of building the tables so this piece of
the set will be done and out of the way when it comes time to finish the tables.
Then I pre-finish the inside areas of the joints, attach the leg pivot blocks and assemble
the main pivot point where the legs scissor out to form the base when set up.
Now I can lay the completed leg pairs onto the tray and measure the precise distance between
the inner legs. With that measurement I can cut the spreader blanks to finished length.
When I cut the arches I leave just a little extra wood then use the template with a piloted flush trim bit to
take the arches to their finished dimension, This leaves a nice smooth edge that requires little sanding.
Finally I swap out the flush trim bit for a round-over bit and take two passes to
create a bull-nose edge on the snap hole and the long edges of the parts.
I finish out the day by punching the centers for the pilot holes in the ends of the spreaders. I would go ahead and drill these, but we have holiday guests inbound and I need to get cleaned up.
I’ll get back at this in the morning.
4-Tier Bottle Stopper Rack - Standard - In Transit
2 Walnut Tray Tables with Stand for Jacklyn & Mark - In Progress
Kitchen organizer - Marie B.
Utility Trailer Make-Over for David B. - In Progress but Stalled
4 Tray Tables, All Walnut (custom size) with stand for Shelly
Walnut Steamer Trunk for David B.
3-Tier Bottle Stopper Rack, all red Oak for Donna
4-Tier Bottle Stopper Rack Cherry & Maple for David K.
3-Tier Bottle Stopper Rack (Standard) for Dan G.
Computer Desk for Laptop for Marie B.
Printer Cabinet for Marie B.