The next step in constructing our table involved creating a substrate to fasten our table top too. This is necessary to provide structural support for the 12 wedges. We decided that ¾” plywood would provide the support needed. We did the layout for the substrate in our cad program…we used a series of interlocking notches for alignment and scored lines as reference points for placement of the wedges.
We decided to glue the 12 wedges into 6 sets…then we would glue together 3 sets to make 2 halves to our table top.
The irregular shape of the wedges created a unique clamping problem…bar clamps tend to slide along the angle of the wedges as pressure is applied. We designed a clamp jig in our Cad program that allows for linear pressure across the wedges…problem solved.
Part three of this project will focus on the mounting of the table top to the substrate and machining for our ebony inlay…Looking forward to tomorrow!!!!