Occasional Table episode 5
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In this episode Paul lays out and shapes the apron to correspond with the original piece using techniques that the craftsman may well have used. Once all the aprons are ready, it’s time to glue up the base frame of the table using wedges to help apply pressure.
Wonderful video I love useing stop cuts. Thank you
This particular series makes me look at furniture in a completely different way. When we replaced the box spring of our bed I carefully dismantled the old one to see how they made it, to guess at why they did certain things the way they did. Tool marks, saw cuts, small bevels. It was a real education. Visceral as you say.
Thanks for the eye opener.
I think the table top screw sockets must have been edited out or lost between ep.4 and ep.5. Anyway, I’m really enjoying the recreation of this lovely little table.
Another great video Paul. Thanks! However, at the end of episode 4 you say that you will show us how to cut the pockets in the aprons that hold the screws in the next episode – but I did not see that in this video. Did I miss it somewhere? Looking forward to cutting the shapes on my aprons. 🙂
Yes it’s true! I think we’re about to become a major group of apron-pocket-addicts. That’s new – I join in !
Wonderful episode, Thanks a lot!
You said that you would use hide glue for the original table. Hide and bone glue is a fantastic matter to work with. I’m using it as often as I can and especially for my harp making. Will we have the chance to see you use it one of these days? I’m convinced you will surprise us again!
Hope this isn’t a dumb question but -what type of clamps did the original craftsman use to help him with his glue up?
I imagine he didn’t have as much open time with animal hide glue as we do with PVA or access to ally sash clamps.
BTW also would like Paul to show us all how he made the pocket holes for the top with traditional tools.
Maybe clamps like these….
They had metal and wooden clamps I need to make some wooden clamps or cramps however you call them.
Animal hide glue can set quickly or have long open times.
You can make an appliance to drill pocket holes you would use a hand brace for that.
I’ve come to the point where I don’t even use a saw to cut curves any more. The chisel leaves such a nice finish, and is so fast. Working wood is so much more fun this way.
I had the same two questions Clem asked. What would the original craftsman’s clamp technology and process looked like? And what is the technique for making the pocket holes for the screws? I can envision using a bit and brace with some kind of jig, as Salko suggested, but they also look a lot like they could be cut with a gouge as was done for finger pulls on the sliding lid boxes.
Paul and crew thank you for another great video, this is one table I would like to replicate. I was wondering if I missed the “pocket hole screw section” as well. I love the stop cuts and how you make the chisel “sing” through the wood.
For some reason I thought we were shown the pockets for screwing the top on…..unless it was in a different project or I imagined it…..I thought he did it with a gouge…..maybe I just imagined seeing it.
I have now uploaded the updated version of the video with the screw pocket section in, sorry for the confusion.
Did Paul mention what size, sweep gouge to use? I checked the supply list but it didn’t say specifically. Thanks!
**How to cut the pockets in the aprons**
Today I realised the missing part of how to make the pockets for screwing the top on in this episode is in the updated version of this video.
Old file name: occasionaltableep5standard.mp4 (247 Mb)
New file name: occasionaltableep5.mp4 (282 Mb)