Corine Owens Table November 16th, 2018 - 04:25:29
This beautiful little coffee table. It looks like a solid block of rounds of wood all stuck together, but in actual fact, it's quite hollow and it's a wonderful project for using the turbo plane. So here we have a bunch of branches that I've collected some time ago and left them to dry out so they're thoroughly dried out. You can, of course, just cut down wood, which is already dried out on the tree, but I collected this sometime before now.
The idea is that you need to have enough to make up the perimeter of the table and, in my case that's about one and a half meters side-by-side I've selected wood from around about 30 miles up to about 50 mils. You can use almost any size timber. Really. I've now cut them to length. I use the radial arm saw you can use any kind of a handsaw or table saw and when you cut them to length cut them with about 20 mil excess so that you've got a bit of room to move when you're planing it at the end.
So here I have two pieces of plywood 300 millimeters by 300 millimeters, I'm going to cut the corners off them because I'm going to place the largest rounds in the corners and then I'm going to fill the rest in with the other round pieces of wood. The bottom piece I'm going to cut a circular hole in the center so that I can get access to the underneath. Also, it doesn't need to be solid on the top. It's solid because on there I'm going to I'm going to stick the small thinner rounds of the same wood that'll make up the top surface.
Now each piece of wood I've cut to length. I used a fence that I used my radial arm saw, but you can literally do it by hand just by marking it or you can use a table saw such as this to fit it onto the plywood. What I've done is I've made up this little jig here to hold the wood now the reason I've done. That is that I want to put slots into the wood for it to get for it to grip onto the plywood, but round wood is quite dangerous.
It can it can easily rotate and turn so what I've done is I've just made up a couple of pieces of V plywood and nail them or screw them onto a block of wood so that when I put them down like so put it like so now, It's it's very, very secure. I can set the depth that I want to cut into my table, saw you can do it with again with a radial arm saw or any other kind of saw, but this just keeps it nice and steady.