Rolling onward with this series describing the design and fabrication of a pair of tables in bubinga. Currently wrapping up construction of the coffee table.
Last day of cut out today. Oh my. Nice to reach a way station. Light at the end of the tunnel I dare say.
Fitted the hammerhead keys to the coffee table top:
A look round the corners with closer views. Corner 1:
A little blurry, sorry:
And corner 4:
I feel these came out well. The chamfering on the keys will be tackled when I separate the pieces. The last cut out step on the table was to chamfer the edges (not illustrated), a modest 45˚ chamfer on the upper arris and a concave bead, 1/8" radius, on the lower arris.
Oh, well, I guess there is a bit more cut out to mention - flattening the table top, crosswise to the grain:
It's remained pretty flat throughout, and after several months of sitting there is only a slight bulge in the middle and at the edges - the pattern is clear when more of the wood is planed off:
I will continue that task tomorrow - it's time to resharpen. Thinking I might be through the flattening on 2~3 sharpenings. Super Blue steel. My treasured friend the Tenkei (天慶) by Funahiro said 'no' to tear out. Remember that kids - just say 'no' to tear out.
And I decided to buy a sander today. My tricep needs a break, and so do my lungs from the dust when sanding the Enduro Var, round after round. It was a pragmatic purchase, however a bit of a reluctant one. I picked up the Festool Rotex RO-125. One of the reasons I chose that size (there's also a 150mm model), besides its excellent rating for dust collection, was that micromesh polishing pads are available in a 125mm size, and stick right on there. It it the micromesh polishing, through 12 stages of grits that does me in. Alas, I have gone over to the 'dark side' with my first sander. Hah!
All for today - thanks for coming by. Post 44 anyone?