Dorothy Bauer Table November 03rd, 2018 - 07:03:55
This jig is really easy to use, but sometimes it's easier if you get up on your bench, so you have some good leverage after the holes were drilled. I used the countersink bit so the glue had somewhere to go or that the ends of the holes would not swell up and push my joint apart and now all the board's are ready for a glue up. I'm gonna give you guys a little bit of a warning here. This first glue up is not so pretty. I learned a lot from my mistakes and the second one is definitely a lot better. So the first mistake was that I started with a small bottom ouch that top board was not banging into place because it was wider than the board under it.
So I put it in the clamps and squeezed it together, and then I got smart and used a screw. Clamp to keep everything stable on my table. If you follow me on Instagram, you know. Okay, it's just a little black and blue for a couple of days, but you gotta, keep going on just shake it off, continue with the glue up. Finally, I got all the pieces into place and I was able to set them into clamps to dry overnight and now for the second panel, I learned from my mistakes and I started with middle-out this way.
There was a wide board that was stable and I had two smaller pieces to deal with, and then I could take those two smaller pieces put them together at the clamps and it was way easier way quicker. No fingers were damaged in his glue up while that was drying. I worked on making the circle cutting jig for my router. I unscrewed the router base plate and use it as a template on the scrap piece of plywood for the jig. I used three bits to make this jig one, the biggest Forstner bit that I had to make the center hole to a regular twist bit.
That was slightly larger than the screws that my router came with three a larger Forster bit that I set a stop on the drill press making sure I didn't go all the way through once all the holes were drilled, I could attach it to the router base Using the screws that it came with making sure not to over, tighten so didn't crack the thin plywood. Next, I needed to measure 17.5 inches from the bit onto the center of the jig, and I realized how I could have just turned the jig upside down and parked it that way, but this way works too. After finding the center of the board, I was able to get my mark for where to drill for the 17.5-inch radius, I nailed the jig into the center of the panel and good to go.
And if you want to make this table, I have a link to my website down below that has the cut list and the materials you need together now that the circles are ready, it was time to work on the legs, so I was kind of designing this As I was building it - and I wasn't sure what I wanted the legs to look like so I started milling up these rectangles for the legs and I didn't think the three-quarter material was going to be strong enough to support the circle. So I decided to glue them together to create inch-and-a-half pieces and I glued them all at once.