Last week I’d finally gotten the always-challenging Table 2 at about the same level as I had gotten Table 1: The split was patched, and everything was sanded.
The issue of the knob design element remained.
I worked and worked sanding the knob design to remove all the old finish.
I tried to avoid flat spots, and i used my vise this time instead of going freehand.
I had long done this with Table 1, but I still didn’t like the knob design elements and was considering cutting them off altogether.
So after hours and hours and hours of sanding by hand and using a dremel, I’d actually reduced the size of the knobs to something that looked uneven and goofy. My decision was made for me.
But how to cut them? I didn’t have a table saw.
Jigsaw! It worked with the chair seats. It should work with this.
And after the scoring, there was no going back.
Slow and steady for the cuts, and they weren’t looking so bad!
A little rough and a little curved, but overall, pretty happy.
The roughness of the edge and slight difference in height should be easily rectified by sanding.
By the time I’d done this, Table 1 had been long completed, but at some point I’ll make that one match.
Finishing starts next week.