Saturday, April 13, 2019

a mid century modern walnut table

long story coming up here ... after 35 + years of having employees
to help me figure things out, i am on my own now ...
working by myself mostly, enjoying the rhythms of work,
rediscovering rusty processes, and learning a new
cnc drawing and toolpathing program
on we go, into our 70s ....
i (we) have done this design numerous times,
the first time somewhere around 2014
this one is a 60" round with 1 20" leaf ...
lookin good in its new home

started with some matched irion lumber walnut
glued it up and cut the half rounds and the leaf ends on the cnc
drilled the holes and inserted the pins with our long time
 trusty custom hole and pin and drilling jig

cut the base parts on the cnc
wrestled with many clamps to glue them up
cut the square edge apron parts
joined them together with dominos and pocket screws
routed a half round pocket in a piece of mdf and used the 45 degree
bit to create the angles on the apron pieces below

all together now ...
a little finishing with some dull rubbed poly ..
off to connecticutt ...


dashinithu said...

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Yooby said...

Wow this article was great! I really agree and think that when it comes to woodworking and and get new ideas or simply learn just enjoy the other peoples work, what you say is pretty spot on.

Many guys struggle to succeed and live the life of their dreams and it's really awesome people like yourself help others who still struggle!

Keep up the awesome work. :)