Demilune table tops #3: Demilune Table

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Blog entry by Lee A. Jesberger posted 07-31-2010 09:15 PM 14740 reads 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another Demilune Table.

This one has a crotch Mahogany Top, with solid Mahogany legs. The legs have a little detail, just to spice them up a bit. I used a jig to cut the cove in the leg bottoms, and to cut dado’s in for a bead molding. While a dado blade in the table saw would work for the dado’s, it wouldn’t do the cove. So, I used a simple jig to do both.

I used 2 layers of 3/8” bendy board for the apron, glued up in the vacuum bag, and unibond 800 Ures Resin glue. It’s a rigid glue, which will hold the shape of the curve quite well.

That’s what I used to glue the veneer to the top as well, since it doesn’t permit any movement.

I’ll post some pictures when the table is complete.


Mahogany Table Legs


Dado Jig

Checking the Dado's

Tapering Table Legs

Molding on a shaper

Making molding

Identifier Marks


Mahogany Table Legs

Staining table legs

Table Apron In Vacuum Bag

Crotch Mahogany Table Top

Crotch Mahogany Table Top

-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 07-31-2010 09:19 PM

It looks beautiful Lee I can’t wait to see the finish table. very nice work

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#2 posted 07-31-2010 09:21 PM

I too will wait till it is finished to lavish you with praise…

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 07-31-2010 09:34 PM

Thanks Jim.

You’re pouring it on kind of thick, huh Larry!


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#4 posted 07-31-2010 09:48 PM

wolf whistle That’s some NICE mahogany crotch!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 07-31-2010 10:02 PM

very cool – I like the legs assembly techniques.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 07-31-2010 10:12 PM

Hi JAck;

Agreed, When OI saw it, I had to buy it.

Thank you Sharon.


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#7 posted 07-31-2010 10:13 PM

Wow really wonderful go straight to the top of the class young sir.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 07-31-2010 10:36 PM

You’re a master, Lee!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 07-31-2010 11:16 PM

No one could ever “TOP” that tabletop.

Very nice Lee.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 08-01-2010 12:19 AM

Wow Lee!! That top is fantastic, I cant wait for the pics of the completed table. When I see a table top like that I know why I love woodworking so much!

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

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#11 posted 08-01-2010 01:23 AM

Wow Lee, that top really steals the show. Beautiful. And I like the leg detail you are showing. That’s going to be a classy show piece.


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#12 posted 08-01-2010 01:48 AM

hey lee that is a beautiful table youve done…love that top…i would get the syrup out if i thought i could pour it on any thicker then larry…lol….cant wait to see it finished…thanks…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 08-01-2010 02:02 AM

Great job: did you put a bullnose on the inserted pieces that you put in the legs.

Second question. How many patterns do you have for the pie shaped pieces. This table is a 6/12 and I was wondering how many different combinations might be necessary.

Looking ood. Hope to get over to see you this year. It’s been too long.

-- 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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#14 posted 08-01-2010 02:08 AM

The clean style really makes the top stand out. nice way to focus on that beautiful mahogany.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#15 posted 08-01-2010 03:41 AM

The wood in that top is outstanding. I can see this is going to be another beautiful piece from the master craftsman. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece. Great blog as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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