So Thanksgiving has come and gone and I’ve been busy finishing up the table leaf. I was going write out a long post detailing what all happened but instead this short summary will suffice.
In short, it’s done. I finished it the day before Thanksgiving and delivered it and the table at 9:15 pm. Overall it was a great experiment in hand tool work that included planing one side by hand and edge jointing. By the way, I’m terrible at edge jointing. I finally broke down and used my brother-in-law’s sweet Powermatic 8″ helical head jointer. Have I mentioned how much I love that machine?
I also put my new-to-me planer to work and am very happy with the results. Like anything else, I’ll need some more practice in order to minimize tear-out but that is to be expected.
As seen in the above picture, the leaf doesn’t match the rest of the table. The couple wanted to finish it themselves so I only sanded to 80 grit after using my smoothing plane.
After getting back to the house about 9:40, I had cheesecakes to make. We had to replace the siding on one side of our house a few months back. It was terrible work. I had a few friends help out and in addition to feeding them during the project, I’m making each family pumpkin cheesecakes. As of last night, I have 4 done and will make the last two tonight.
As for what’s next, well, that’s interesting. Delivering this leaf has me working on something else for the same couple. It’s a completely different subject so let’s not infringe on the table leaf/cheesecake post.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
Eat a peach,