Assembly Table – episode 5

With all of the edging rebated, Paul shoes how to cut a crisp mitre at the corners. He cuts the edging to the exact length before attaching the edging with glue and nails. To ensure a neat finish, Paul planes the edging flush with the surface. Then, all that’s left to do is screw the top to the frame.

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Assembly Table – episode 4

Paul shows how he would go about fitting a plywood top with rebated edging. He starts by jointing or jacking the handcut edge of the ply, showing how best to plane long edges. He then rebates the edging material and then rips it to width. It will be fitted in the next episode.

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Assembly Table – episode 3

Paul describes and cuts an arc in each end of the undercarriage and then shapes the legs to remove some visual and physical weight. With that done the table can be assembled. The next step is adding two rails dovetailed into crossbearers to support the top. There are two more episodes to come on fitting a top with rebated edging.

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Assembly Table – episode 2

It’s time to cut the half housing in the aprons, laying them out in such a way as to make them interchangeable. He then shows how to cut them using a bowsaw or tenon saw as well as a chisel to ensure an accurate fit.

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