Let me be the first to say (if no one beats me to it) sweet table, and sweet post. That was like an episode of New Yankee Workshop without the comercials. Cant wait to see the final result.
Thank you very much, Joe
Thank you for the post. I want to start trying some veneer work and it was good to see a project from start to finish. Nice table.
What did you use for your plans? Was it a program or did you manually draw it? I would like to do something like that in my shop................
Joe, nice work. and just think, i thought i was anal when i started a project. We all go thought it, scratching our heads, erasers buzzing........
Hi Joe,,,VERY NICE!!!!! Also looking to start veneering. Real nice joinery on legs. Is that for yourself or a client? Just curious,,,,THANKS,,,JD
Greetings Joe Machtemes, Excellent posting and excellent explainations of the various steps.
I cant think of any criticisms to your fine Walnut table........................RCB
Thank you all for the kind words. The table was drawn in autocad, based on a photo. The guy who does our drawings is really good with that program. The table is for a client, although there have been a few times I wasn't sure if they would get it.....anyhow, thanks again to all of you, Joe M.
I forgot to mention how I tapered the legs. It was a tricky problem to figure out, but when I did, it was simple. The legs were 3" wide, and I needed to taper down to 1-1/2" at the bottom. I just made a box that would cradle and hold the leg square, then I shimmed the bottom portion of the leg up 3/4" and ran it through the widebelt (square to the rollers) about 100 times to dimension it to the taper. Then, flipped it over, changed the size of my shim, and repeated the process. It worked out pretty well. Joe M
Nice work Joe! As a newbie to veneering, I was just wondering how the clear packing tape and adhesive removes from the veneer, as it seems the adhesive would be very messy coming off the wood. How do you remove this tape from the wood?
I have only used the standard veneer tape, with perforations, which helps to see the alignment, but certainly a clear tape would be much more visable.
Thanks for sharing your project!
The adhesive comes off fairly easy. I use a cabinet scraper to do this job. I have used it to both hot press and cold press. The results are near the same with both methods. I use perf tape on some things, but when I'm working on a piece that I need to move around alot, flip over, ect, the parcel tape is the way to go for me. Try to flip a piece of that size with perf tape, it is very delicate.
great job , I was wondering about the bottom line on this project . How much time did it take start to finish . And a ball park of the $$
Hi Jim. It took around 135 hours, around 1000.00 material. pushing 10G's on contract.
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