At long last, the final episode of the one-day table project. This episode introduces a new “agile” method I used to taper the legs, and also shows the final glue-up using all the Festool Domino joinery. I will say that floating tenons do take a bit longer to assemble since you are effectively gluing up twice as many joints, but the time you save in cutting all the joinery makes it well worth it. Overall, I really enjoyed this process largely because I did no planning or design ahead of time - the whole thing was just made up as I went. And of course I was able to prove that you can in fact build a table from the ground up in just one day.
With this project in the bag, I’m hashing out a few ideas for my next one. I’m working on a new leg design that is proving to be quite challenging, but very cool if I can solve a few remaining problems. It also will require the use of a hand saw rather than a band saw for shaping, so I already ordered and received a Gramery Tools Bow Saw in preparation for this project. I also have a neat commission coming up which will be a shadow-box display case for a Native American artifact. Just not sure which of these I'll get to first. Either way, there's plenty more to come over the next few months so keep coming back for new fresh content.
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