Katrina Parks Table November 02nd, 2018 - 08:22:14
Where I get into specifics of how I build furniture, the techniques that I use any kind of the nitty-gritty of how I make a piece, it's kind of just a way to keep bringing out good call a good content and keep that creativity going in between the Large bills, which I definitely plan on still doing so I think it's a good idea, but let me know what you think. Let me know if you like it. Let me know if you think it sucks, but let's give it a shot.
So you have an idea of what I have in my mind let's, let's start with this tabletop, so here we go is always a nice feeling having a table full of new lumber right before you start of a big project. I am pretty excited about it. Can you tell them excited, I'm excited so doing a big for a restaurant in town, I'm actually doing a few tables for them a bunch of benches a bunch of stuff, but I thought this would be a good opportunity to show how I do a big tabletop. Glue-up with my equipment but as usual start at the planer, then at this point, it's time to straight line all the boards, essentially joint them without the joiner.
My joiner is far too small for boards. This long, in this case, eight feet. I'm going to be doing some 10-foot tables later, but essentially all you need is a straight board to reference off of on the table saw. So in my case, I got this piece of MDF and it's ten feet long. So it's longer than the board's own be cutting, which is important, but what I do is I make sure that the concave side of the crook in the board is against the straight edge, and I measure both of them together, set my fence, and then I make my cut, so this gives me one straight line on my board.
Then all I have to do is flip it over and cut a straight line on the other side. Sometimes it maybe takes one more pass. The table-saw hood just to clean up that edge, but at this point I've got straight and essentially jointed boards that fit together. Well, now that I have all the boards cut straight lined laid out, I like to roughly mark the ends where my tabletop will end and then from there I can mark in all my Domino spots.
I think I have six along each joint and these are doing the same thing. Biscuits or dowels do align the tabletop keeping everything flat. So there's minimal sanding once once it's glued up. I like to first glue in all the dominoes in each board. So that's done, then. All I have to do is put glue in each joint put the whole table talk together and clamp it up so there you go. Tabletop is all glued up. Nice and flat didn't even have to use a joiner thumbs up