Between summer chores and students, I’m making steady headway on the red maple table.
Now I’m ready to figure out the angle for the next section
and cut the compound angles for the extension arm.
Then the glue-up. Thank goodness electrical tape is stretchy and tough.
The first tree trunk and branch are roughed out, and I’m ready to move on to the second.
My work was delayed as I searched for a better vise for carving, then I found this gem: the Eli Ball Vise.
For my $190 investment, I hit pay dirt. The Eli vise takes a pounding.
I did a quick check to see how the red-maple table top had settled in after surfacing, only to find it had bowed over an inch. No room there for jointing and planing again, so I had to reach deep into my bag of woodworking tricks.
This is the top before:
I’ll be keeping an eye on it to see how it fares.
Thanks for joining me again, and I look forward to your comments.