WHAT I DID TODAY
- Made the other foot for the right leg,
- Attached the casters
- Created Biscuit Slots for the legs
- Clamping Time
- Filled the leg holes with wood caps to hide the screws
MADE THE SECOND FOOT
I cut a piece of 2"x2" to 12' long, and created it the same as that last foot by creating a mortise, but in addition I rounded the front and back of the foot so as that you would not stub your toe on the sharp corners so I removed them. Using my band saw and spindles sander to achive this
ATTACHED THE CASTORS
So today I started working on the other foot, I started by cutting a piece of wood to 12".
Then like the other piece I created the mortise that the leg's tenon will fit onto it and that was the same process as before using the drill-press.
I also decided to round the front and back of the foot so as that you would not stub your toe I achieved this by cutting most of wood away using my band-saw and then smoothing the contour with my spindle sander.
TIME FOR SOME BISCUITS
I decided in the design stages of the project that I would strength the leg by attaching it to the plywood panel by using biscuit's and screw's combined with wood glue. If you don't have a biscuit joiner you could just use screws and glue.
I started off my marking the leg and the plywood panel by drawing a line across both parts and then lighning my biscuit joiner and plunging the blade that created a semi-crcle slot into the wood which is where the biscuit will be inserted.
TIME TO CLAMP
ADDED WOOD PLUGS
After also adding wood screws to the legs, I usually add mechanical fasteners to add strength to a joint and it also acts as clamps while my glue sets up so as that I can use the clamps elsewhere but don't sacrifice a good glue joint. But using screws has its drawbacks one of them being they look ugly. So I countersunk the screw holes and come back and add wooden plugs to cover the screw heads.
I had a length of 3/8" wooden dowel that I cut up on my table-saw using a crosscut sled, then added glue to the countersunk holes I previously put into the legs.
- Clean up the wood plugs I added
- Secure the right leg .
- I am going to add a roundover using my palm router to the legs
- Finally I need to determine the lenth of the center leg that will be receiving a castor