Directions Fdr Making The Table

It will take a piece of mahogany about between the two lines and glue in the 21" sqnare to make the top. A heavy inlay border. If it shows any signs of paper pattern of one side of the top can be cracking on the corners, dampen it. Rub the inlay firmly with the handle of a knife and wipe off any superfluous glue.

The pedestal should now be turned on the lathe. Any dimensions needed can be scaled from the drawing. Be sure to include a 1" pin on the upper end of the pedestal. This is for the square maple block which is placed on top. Measure up 2Y&" from *he lower end and make a tine line with a pair of dividers. This line limilt the highest position of the three feet. Parts of this line will show when the table is assembled, but it is present on all tables of this kind.

"l ake a sheet of cardboard and rule it off in 2" squares, and from the drawing reproduce the curves which form the outline of the feet. Allow Yn" for the dovetails. Cut out the pattern, trace it on wood, having the grain run the longest way and band-saw the pieces. Now taper the legs and round over the upper sur-used to make the outline the same on »11 faces. A small thin piece of wood is glued sides. The top may be cat to shape on the to the base of each foot. To cut the band-saw. Smooth up the edges, arxd dovetails on the pedestal and locate the then with a sharp marking-gage score two feet proceed as follows: Take a narrow l'nes around the edge. Remove the wood strip of paper equal in length to the cir-

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mahogany tea table

mahogany tea table

cumference of the post and space it off into three equal parts with a pencil. Paste the strip around the post and transfer the marks on the wood. Now place the pedestal in a horizontal position in the vise and with a rule, draw lines thru these points. These are center lines. Measure from them on each side and draw lines. The next step is to flatten these places where the feet are to be dovetailed. Lay out the dovetails on the ends of the post and the flattened area; and make up the joints. Glue the feet in place. Make the cleat for the underside of the top; also a maple block 5" square with a 1" hole thru the center and two pivot pins on the ends, as shown on the drawing. Locate the top so that it will swing down directly in front of one of the legs. The table will not tip over so easily if made this way. A metal catch locks the top down when ixi a horizontal position.

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