Popular Post gee-dub Posted March 23 Popular Post Report Share Posted March 23 I may be jumping the gun on this one. I realize today that it is going to take a lot longer than it should. I jacked up the tendons in my wrist doing some domestic chores a few weeks ago. Finally went to the doc . . . blah, blah, blah . . . But, why not drag you poor folks along on my slow but sure process? This is the general idea of where I am headed although some design elements are still being discussed. I did the design based on a large piece of sepele I had that I was going to use for the legs. Woe is me. That board is mahogany and I do not have any sepele of the proper dimensions. I am trying to use up the material I have on hand and so I decided to do glue-up legs. I cut some fat veneer. And glued up some not-quite-thick-enough sepele to meet the dimensional requirements. This veneer will be machined down quite a bit. The clamping method was basically successful but for the other faces I decided to use the vacuum bag. I milled the first two faces down a bit and applied the perpendicular faces. The vac method worked much more reliably. I then milled the blanks just like you would single-piece blanks. The side panels will involve some template routing. For those of us without a CNC, here's how we roll. I used to use one half of a template and then flip it to make a mirror image. I then figured I could flip the template to make a better template and just roll with it. And there you have it; a near perfect mirror image template without a CNC. The gimpy wrist is definitely slowing me down but I want to be safe. This means that this thread may drag on a bit 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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