Published at Tuesday, November 27th 2018. by Carolyn Mcguire in Patio Table.
Yellow and black and green and yellow all over the micro jig maker of the gripper work? Safer. Work smarter. The first thing I need to do is cut these two ten-foot long boards down to manageable lengths by ripping all these boards to seven inches wide. I'm also squaring off the rounded edges. Since the tabletop starts out as an octagon, I need to cut all of the miters at twenty-two and a half degrees. Cutting these on. My miter saw then I'll. Try to get more accurate, miters using my table saw. I think I'll be able to get much more accurate cuts using this brand new miter gauge that if you've sent me, it looks like they're going to fit together really nicely now.
I need to cut out a rabbit on the inside edge of each board I'll join the octagon together using pocket screws, I'm going to glue and screw these all together. These are won by fours that I'm ripping down to three inches wide, I'm going to screw. All of these boards, in from underneath no glue, I'm going to start with this centerboard and work my way to the sides cutting each board to size. I clamped the board into place along that rabbit and I should hold it so I could put the screws in. I could slide it over and do the same on this side, the rest of them I'm going to space using this quarter-inch piece of plywood protip. I discovered it's important to put into the pilot hole through this 3/4 inch board or it'll split. This board is going to need this corner cut off, and that is a 45-degree angle. Well, after a lot of trimming and testing and testing and trimming, I finally got it to fit that's right. All these edge boards are little easier. They just have 45-degree angles on both sides. I spent a lot of time sanding this to level out any of the uneven surfaces. I'll probably still come back to it and do some finer sanding once it's all assembled here, I'm finding the center point and drawing a circle, I'm building the entire base and legs out of two bikers, I'm putting all of my pieces to their exact dimensions.
Using my table saw, I'm going to join all of the centerpieces together using half lap joints and all that means is I'm going to cut out a large notch, half the thickness of the wood in each piece. I can make sure it's centered by flipping the board in to and using only one stop block as a reference, those two notches, just interlocked. Without changing my blades, I can cut rabbets in the ends of the top boards. I'll start the assembly by gluing. These cross pieces together and I'm also putting some screws in. I just don't - want to put any screws in the middle where I need to drill a hole for the umbrella to assemble the base, I'm going to start by attaching the legs to the lower cross. Brace. I decided this needed some clamping pressure also to help draw these joints together. This cross brace drops down into these rabbits these one and a half inch diameter holes are for the umbrella. The idea here is that the tabletop will rest on this rabbit, rather than on these thinner slats, the way that fits in there. I don't really even need to attach the top, but I'm going to put one screw in each leg, just to make it easier to move around using my router to round over the top edge. I'm finishing this with an exterior water-based spar urethane. I think three coats of that spar urethane is really going to protect this redwood from the weather.
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