Ina Weiss Table November 07th, 2018 - 03:25:39
I can line this up after finishing and then it's time for lots and lots of sanding. I use a rag with denatured alcohol to wipe off the dust and also highlight any bad spots that need more attention like this tear out here that I missed. I also wet sand the epoxy up to 1200 grit to get it more clear. The last step before gluing it all together is putting on the feet. I didn't want to put an arch on the bottom of the legs. So if this goes on a floor that isn't dead flat, the table would Rock having adjustable feet fixes that problem.
I just epoxy in some t-nut and use some rocker chair Levelers. Now it can finally glue up. One thing I like to do is preset all of my clamps before I start spreading glue that just takes a whole lot of stress either glue up with it all set. I use my tape to make sure everything is square. Then I start mopping up. Some of the excess glue with a wet paper towel for the final support I pre-fill glue and screw the top stretcher into place for the finishing touch. I glue the cut-offs back onto the ends of the stretcher.
I just took all the clamps off and I'm really excited because it means I'm almost there have a few more detail touches to do before we can move to finish and see how all this grain really comes out. Now, if my goal here was to make you think, I'm an amazing woodworker, I wouldn't show you I'm about to you, but what I tried to do with these videos is inspire you to make something, whether it's something like this or something totally different, because making stuff Isn't about chasing perfection or being a perfect craftsman, it's about learning how to work with your mistakes or hiding them.
Another tip I picked up is always reserved some fine sanding dust from your project. I mix it with wood glue to make a perfectly tinted wood filler to help patch gaps. This isn't a perfectly thick, but it's way less obvious and the gaps would be. Another thing I like to do is not perfectly fill all of the gaps and leave a little bit so that way when you look at this, you can tell that it is a handmade product. The last thing to do before the finish is cut in some slots, with the biscuit joiner for the tabletop slips to go into, and now my favorite part the first sort of oil.
This isn't sponsored, but my lunch was kind enough to give me some of their wood. Finishing oil to try on this - and I think it just looks great - I didn't overly-complicated finish on this just so I could experiment with techniques I hadn't done before. I did a flood coat of oil on the top and rubbed a coat on the base. There wasn't a big difference, but I did like the way rubbing the oil in looked better than doing the flood coat after it dry, discussed everything dusted it and then rubbed the second coat of oil on everything.