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    • For the sake of transparency . . . So, your branding iron gets bumped off the little holder and you are so focused on what you are doing that you don't notice.  You are now so pleased with yourself for having done what you were doing that you run off to show the wife in the house.  You return to the shop after chatting up SWMBO, making a cup of coffee, and generally goofing off. I smell SMOKE!!! Sorry I didn't get a pic without the template in place. Route out the bad, cut an inlay to match . . . Fettle the fit a little. Lay in some glue and drive it near flush (I scaled the patch to be a bit proud). Card scrape it flush. After a bit of finish it should . . . . . . be a big fat constant reminder for me to stay focused on safety!!!
    • An 88 year old Norwegian. She might have done it a time or three.
    • Looks like whoever was rolling them out knew what they were doing.   Yum
    • First of all, amazing work. I really like the wood selection and the inner frames/edging look awesome. I like how you glue them up two sides at a time too. So you enjoy not being running into stuff in your shop? What next, you like not having to move things back and forth repeatedly because you have nowhere to put what you’re working on?
    • I have alternate suggestions. This is from an uninformed perspective. In viewing images of queen Anne pieces the tops appear to be solid wood with the profile cut into the edge. The top appears to be veneered giving the look of a mitered frame but not actually enclosing the top in a frame. I see your molding appears to go above the top surface. A rabbet may work and apply the frame like you would a breadboard end with  pegged tenons? This could leave the sides able to expand and contract within the frame. Or make the top a frame and panel and cut a tongue that would interface with a groove on the frame. The tongue would be the upper portion of the top such that a gap is not produced. The other observation is to do a captured panel. providing a small gap surrounding the panel for expansion and contraction. Part of me thinks they didn't do anything to consider wood movement based on the comments on this piece. https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/queen-anne-cherrywood-tea-table-new-england-lat-8754abb90f  
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