Build a table, with Leftovers #3: bread boards, and tapered legs

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-04-2020 06:08 PM 230 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Legs milled Part 3 of Build a table, with Leftovers series Part 4: Top flattened, tenons milled »

Table top gets bread board ends….more tablesaw set ups….milled a tongue on the ends of the top…2 set ups….rest it all, and mill a matching groove in both end pieces…then the fitting can begin…

Rather than adjust the width of the grooves, I planed the tongue a bit…had just the plane for the job…

Auburn Tool Co. of Auburn, NY…No. 181, 1.25” wide, skewed rebate plane…must have worked..

Time for a bit of glue, a caul or two, and 3 big clamps plus the 2 for the cauls..

Then set this mess aside….but, where? Well, I am done with the tablesaw, for a while…

As all the saw cuts are done on the bandsaw..need a way to hold each leg blank to the bench,,,

Attach a block to the vise, to clamp the leg to a smaller stop..

Low enough that the planes won’t hit it…Also came in handy, when doing any layout work,,,like getting rid of a bad spot by setting the taper just right..

Again, bandsaw to rough cut to the lines…then a jack plane to remove the high spots, and the saw marks..

Millers Falls No. 14, no camber on the iron….then a smoother to clean up after the jack..

Stanley No. 3, Type 11….then, IF needed, a fancy jack plane instead of sanding..

Rotate, repeat…two legs..

One little tip, to prevent problems later..

In this case..T is not for Texas….it stands for Taper/ Tenon…..comes in handy when I get down to the last leg..

So I don’t taper the wrong faces, on the last leg….would be a bummer to have to make a new leg.

So…that be 8 tapered sides…all set for a few mortises?
Need to flatten the top. Mill a few aprons, and figure out a drawer

Stay tuned…

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#1 posted 02-04-2020 06:09 PM

Love it!

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#2 posted 02-05-2020 01:36 PM

Those are some tight joints! Nicely done!

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