Well, as most of you know, last week I was doing a table build with a friend of mine. Limited time, too much running my mouth and other folks dropping by, it got a bit hectic at times, but we persevered worked late, kept slamming away, got finish on the base Saturday morning to leave Saturday evening, “Ride with the Windows Down!”, okay, all looks great, let’s screw the base on and get it loaded, my friend had a 5 hour drive, it was now 4pm.
Well, here is where the title comes into play, the base was 1 1/2″ too wide, still not quite sure what went wrong, we actually fitted the pieces for the base on the top before gluing it together….not sure where we went wrong. Did I add twice for the tenon? did I not allow for something? who knows, so the table remains, the simple solution is to re-make the center of the drop leave, which I will do.
The table is one board, all same tree, out of the big walnut you seen a couple weeks ago. Luckily, I have enough to recover and furthermore, I have another table to make that the center piece I have to replace is perfect for, so, no waste. So that’s how it will play out. So with a little bruised pride, we move on. Welcome to Woodworking 101.
This will be a topic of my newsletter, it’s how it is. The misconception that woodworking is how TV and magazines like to portray is fictional so it’s far from reality as government is.
So, got to get the tables done and other projects. Wrapping up the seed press and got a newsletter to finish that’s late. So let’s get ou corrections made, shake it off and move on.