continue the story of my pupil Chad’s espresso desk constructed
at a dwell edge class at Peters Valley.
On this entry I’ll present how we discovered a
handy solution to hint the form of the shelf, lower it and
join it to the legs.
As a result of the shelf was meant to span an
irregular trapezoid-shaped hole between the 4 legs, it needed to
be customized lower. We needed to devise a method that might guarantee most
accuracy in tracing its dimension and reducing its form.
First, Chad lower a bit of brown paper
and trimmed it so it match over the 4 mortises. Then he tacked
within the legs – which pressed and stabilized the paper. Subsequent, he
traced the form of the shelf and lower the paper sample utilizing a
ruler and a knife.
As soon as the sample was prepared he laid it on high
of the walnut slab, traced the perimeter and sawed the shelf
off alongside the tracing traces.
Chad used a Festool Domino to chop 4
mortises within the face of the decrease portion of every leg and in
corresponding mortises on the finish grain edges of the
After gluing all of the elements collectively the job
was achieved, in need of the end work which he accomplished at dwelling.
This piece really celebrates dwell edge design in its essence, as
attested by the pictures under.