Trestle Table #35: Curved Beveled Table Sides

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 11-06-2016 08:03 PM 1191 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 34: Cut Table Top's Curve with Jigsaw Part 35 of Trestle Table series Part 36: I'm Not Sure How to Fix This Top »

Today I used my low angle block plane to smooth the curves I had cut with my jigsaw yesterday. These curves were marked in pencil by following a thin strip of hardwood bent between the ends indented 1 7/16 inches inside the corners and pulled out to the middle of the sides. My Bosch jigsaw fitted with a hardwood blade made a nice tear free cut.

I was not sure how I was going to clamp the table top. The way it ended up was by accident. It was clear that I needed to soften the top’s corner on a hardwood block instead of my garage floor.

I planed the sides by starting at the top’s midpoint and planing down grain to the ends. I kept planing beyond being smooth in order to meet my pencil line.

After examining the table top laying on my assembly table, I can see that the 62 degree bevel needs to be worked on more towards one of my table corners.

I will do that later on with my #6 bench plane. For now I will sharpen all of my plane blades so I can work on the ends of this table top in order to have the end grain planed very well, shaved very finely.

-- --- Happy Howie

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