Deena Mccoy Table November 21st, 2018 - 08:31:11
Wood to make a coffee table just like this on modern builds, so this level would have a little bit of a story behind it. Let me tell you a few weeks ago, whenever I was at my local sawmill, picking up all the walnut slabs for this table right here I came across these. The guys at the sawmill basically said that there was a guy that dropped these off. He had made a bunch of shitty bond tables with them and since then they had warps because he made them when they were way too green, and now that they are completely dry.
I'm gonna be able to take a router, jig flattens it back out and sees what's underneath this chair if it's fresh would cool I'll boil it up and make an awesome table out of it? If it's still got that char on it, then I will do another round of burning on it. So it'll be a really cool, shoo-shoo Yuan hairpin leg table, so we're going to play this one by ear, see how it goes so follow along. So, to start my router sled jig I needed to make a frame that went around the whole sled. Then I needed to get my sled level now.
This piece of wood is really warped, so I had to use shims all the way around it to make sure it wouldn't move, and once I had it as level as I could get, I cut legs out of a piece of 4x4, and these are what's going to hold up the frame that I just built, and I just attached one leg to each corner now: what these legs do are determined how high the rails are, which in turn determine how thick this lab is, and here I'm making a really simple sled out of Some scrap plywood to help guide the router and I'm attaching some guides to help minimize the play left to right across the sled.
And once I was done, I could write a groove across the sled using one of the edges as a fence and after I had that groove cut. I could then do my first pass across the sled, which really didn't take off much meat. Now because I had to make multiple passes, what I did was take off the legs, cut them shorter and then do multiple passes, because whenever I shorten the legs it would make the router cut deeper.