Grapes & Vines, Carving & Marquetry #9: Bending & Shaping, The Stacked Top Edges

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 02-20-2022 09:48 PM 1344 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are some step pictures on cutting, gluing, bending, & Shaping the top edges to this hallway table. These are the last steps before I start sanding, staining, and finishing the whole piece of furniture. I also have two really nice chairs that I’m making that go with the hallway table. Right now I’m designing the carvings for the Chippendale style with the grapes and leaves that will be hand carved into the chairs. Thank you for looking and happy woodworking!

Cutting the edges to length.

Planing the edges to width.

Jointing the straight edge.

Cutting the 3/16” thick edges on the table saw.

Planning the edges to 1/8” thickness.

Gluing the edges.

Clamping the layers together with a sandwich cauls.

Applying a lot of presser to get the layers tight.

On the jointer flattening the top and bottom edges.

Drawing in the miter cut with a pencil.

Cutting the miter on the miter saw.

Applying glue to the sub straight edge.

Rolling glue to the front radius edge.

Clamping on the walnut edges.

Showing the 90 degree miter.

The radius miter at a 27 degree miter.

Clamping on the edges.

Flush trimming the bottom edge of the top.

Flush trimming the top edge.

Hand planning the top edges flush to the veneer.

Routing in the top edge profile.

The complete top edge profiled, the sub top is routed with a cove bit using the same steps.

Close up finished picture.

Close up.

Close up of the middle table.

Corner of the table.

Middle detail picture.

Full table from the left side.

Full table from the right side.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 02-20-2022 09:54 PM

Beautiful Dennis. Thanks for the different steps to where it is now. Lots of finishing steps to get us to understand the building steps.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 02-20-2022 11:33 PM

Wait a minute, this isn’t one of those kit tables from a do it yourself store????

Beautiful work as always Dennis, but your fingers over that joiner is scaring me, but I count ten fingers still.
Big hug to Patti

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 02-21-2022 12:29 AM

Great work Dennis. I have to admit I cringed a little with the “Flush trimming the top edge”, you make that look easy, but I would imagine it takes a very steady hand or else there would be some tears shed if that router dips into your molding. I’m either missing something or you have nerves of steel. LOL!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#4 posted 02-21-2022 12:30 AM

You do nice work my friend!
I’ll just bet you can see the end from where you are now. Exciting!
Excellent as it always is Dennis!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#5 posted 02-21-2022 12:44 AM


What incredible perfection! I’d love to see the house where that will reside!


-- Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” There are 112 genders (not including male and female)

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#6 posted 02-21-2022 02:28 AM

As a hobby woodworker I am in awe of the skill to do this level of craftsmanship (and the great looking tools!). Thanks for sharing the pictures for the various steps.

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#7 posted 02-21-2022 07:53 AM

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Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 02-21-2022 01:27 PM

Thank you very much everyone for the very kind complements, they are very much appreciated!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 02-22-2022 05:07 AM


-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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Patti Zongker

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#10 posted 02-22-2022 01:43 PM

Dennis this hall table is so beautiful. So very proud of you! You truly do have a God Given talent. Thank you for sharing your progress it is enjoyable to watch everything all come together even more so in person. :)

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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