Published at Friday, November 16th 2018. by Claudette Griffith in Kitchen Table.
I'm continuing my kitchen table build now. I've already made the dining table top. If you haven't seen this and are interested in this, then I post a link in the description below where you can check out that video, but this kitchen table isn't going to be huge. This table top is about 27 inches by 62, which is small for most people. However, it's perfectly sized for our application in our house it'll seat a maximum of 4 people, which is exactly what we want anyway, I'm going to start with the base on this.
This slab of Hickory - this is a three-inch thick slab of Hickory that I got from my local woodworking local woodworking friend of mine, Sean Stone, and it's it's got too much twist in it for me to make an actual like a slab top project out of it. So I think I'd be removing too much material. If I tried to flatten this it'll just be wasteful, so instead, I'm going to use this for the legs.
This is enough material over here for one two, three, four, all four of the legs on this side of the slab and I'll have a lot left over to work with as needed, but I can't put this through my handsaw. Our table saw as it is. It's just too heavy and awkward for me to move around, so I think I'm going to take it outside and rough cut it with a circular saw first. The maximum depth of the circular saw is not enough to cut the slab all the way through.
So I to finish the cut with a reciprocating saw then, once back in the shop, the slab can be cut in half to make the pieces a little bit more manageable and then rough cut at the handsaw. Once these pieces are rough cut, they can be squared on two sides at the joined and then typically, I would use my planer to get the other two sides Square and parallel, but instead, I wanted to use my table saw for this. I think it'd be a lot less stress on my planer blades, because this material is so hard, unfortunately from because I'm using the table saw and only taking just a little bit off of one side of each is wanted to be each one of these boards.
It's throwing dust everywhere, so that's the only downside of using this particular method. At this point, the legs are not down to their final size, just yet they're a little bit oversized, and that's because I want these to sit overnight and release any type of stresses that they may have done that slab has been sitting for quite some time and Just cutting it up may end up coming.
You may end up having a little bit of stress or movement, and I want to be able to mill that back out. If there is any movement at this stage, I went ahead and redid the entire milling process. Once more after letting me sit and nothing moved so we're good to go now, these legs have quite a bit more character in them than what I thought they would have.
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