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I have spent a life time working with wood now retired and still working with wood finding new methods of using the World's most versatile Woodworking tool The Router

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Circular Coffee Table

There are at least four stages to be considered in the construction of the table.
1. The shape of the legs
2. The shape of the rails
3. The shape of the top
4. How the rails are joined to the legs

The proud owner of this table completed all the processes even though he was classified as Vision Impaired (Blind)

The shape of the legs.
It is essential to prepare an accurate template as per drawing. Conventional method for the average woodworker would be to prepare a template, reduce the shape of the leg with a band saw, fix the template to the material, then trim to shape in the router table fitted with a trimming cutter. This would require pinning the template to the material leaving holes to be filled before it is polished. Consider an alternative method of routing the legs without the requirement of attaching the template to the leg material.

The material to be cut should be held secure in a Jig Holder. At least two templates will be required. The templates must also be prepared accurately to ensure a good finish.

Jig Holder is 600mm x 300mm x 40mm deep internal dimensions.
The jig is located in the bottom of the jig holder and templates are produced 600 x 300 x 12mm

Details of the leg dimensions have been published on CD-ROM 2 with the complete leg produced with the router


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