Thursday, October 04, 2012
It takes a village, again!
You know how I'm always saying "practice makes perfect" in the woodshop? Here's another case of that! A past client of mine wandered in with some of the most awesome aromatic cedar boards I've ever seen. He saw them at a lumber mill in Colorado and had to have them. (I know that feeling!)
They were roughly two and a half inches thick, and six feet long. Really gorgeous boards, but with some splits and checking throughout.
His vision was to make a dining table with them - so we sat and discussed a few details, but he mostly left things up to me. Sweet. The plan is for me to make this table, and since he's a painter/finisher - he's going to apply the final finish.
That's even sweeter, in my mind!
I started by running the planks over the jointer. They were bigger than me!
The top is comprised of three pieces, with live edges on the outside.
Gluing it together took a village.
The next step will involve trimming the ends of the table top, and dealing with some of the splits. Should be interesting!
Thanks to everyone who helped - your help made this glue-up go SO much easier!