Life and Times of Johnny H. , Nov. 9, 2014

We left off in the last post with the table leg blanks in the clamps:

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While the glue is setting, we can start sorting and processing the boards for the table top.  In the next photo, the boards are selected:

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Then,they are cut to (rough) length, ripped to width, jointed and planed – generally prepared for the glueing.

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Notice that I have not tried to glue all the planks together in on shot.  I have a smallish thickness planer and so have to glue in sections, plane the sections smooth and then glue them all together before sanding.  You can see all the sections in the clamps in the above shot.

Once the glue has set, and the three sections planed to the finished thickness, I can joint the edges and glue them into the table top:

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Then it is a matter of a lot of sanding and preparation prior to the application of the finish.

The final shot for today is the leg blank beside the table top so I can start to visualize the shape I want the legs to be:

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Next post, the long process of making the legs!

J

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About jhcarpentry

I am a teacher in the Construction Carpentry Program at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC) for the New Frontiers School board. This blog is a way for me to connect with my students.
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