Demilune tables

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Project by Carey Mitchell posted 08-06-2020 01:00 AM 979 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed a pair of tables for the basement, so I redesigned the demilune table I built several years ago, reducing the width by 6.” You are well familiar with the numerous steps involved in this type table, so it takes a while.

One of those “oh, s*” moment occurred when routing the edge profile, using a router bit that should have been replaced. “Craaack” a,d off split a piece, and the router dug into the edge, as seen in the 3rd photo. I had planned to get them sanded, stained an d finished that day, but you know how these things go. I ran the top across the table saw, removing about 2” and scarfed a piece on and waited overnight for the glue to dry. Meanwhile, a trip to Rockler for a new bit; the old one is as far as I could throw it into the woods.

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#1 posted 08-06-2020 01:19 AM

Those are truly elegant and very beautiful.

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#2 posted 08-06-2020 01:42 AM

Nice recovery, tables are good looking.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#3 posted 08-06-2020 02:09 AM

Good recovery. Nice looking tables.

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#4 posted 08-06-2020 06:27 PM

Very nice looking tables. Routers should be reversible, but then we would need more bits.

-- Pax - Maryland

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#5 posted 08-06-2020 10:55 PM

Lovely tables…and I feel your pain…next time I recommend routing a pass, or even two…at lesser depths first. That might have helped prevent your damage. Trust me…this knowledge comes from personal experience.
Still, part of the process is learning how to deal with these kinds of things, so consider yourself a better and more experienced woodworker for it.
When someone says, “good save!” its a badge of honor! ; )

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#6 posted 08-07-2020 01:54 AM

Very nice tables, great job

-- Eric, building the dream

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#7 posted 08-07-2020 08:00 PM

Very nice!!

-- Doug, Ohio

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