Pivot-top Game/Coffee Table. Part 4.

The top can now be final sanded, with several coats of Watco Danish Oil applied as a final finish.

All legs and aprons are made on the lathe using a technique called split turning. In short, a split turning consists of stock glued with paper in between to form a blank. After turning, a chisel is used to split the blank apart at the paper seam to produce four duplicate parts.

To make blanks for the legs and aprons, you’ll need stock that’s a full 2 in. square. Three turning blanks must be made (Fig. 4), one 22 in. long (for the legs) and two 28 in. long (for the aprons). You’ll end up with two extra turning blanks. The surfaces to be glued must be square. Glue up as shown. Use heavy paper — the kind used for grocery bags works well. Apply glue to the 2 in. by 2 in. block, add the paper, then apply glue to the paper. Clamp firmly and use scrap stock to keep the edges flush. A layer of wax paper will keep the scrap stock from sticking.

Turn the blanks to a 4 in. diameter, then split apart with a chisel. Scrape and sand to clean up the remaining glue and paper. The rounded ends of the legs are turned while on the lathe.

The spline mortises for the rails and legs are cut using the router table and a 1/4 in. straight bit. The mortise locations are shown in the drawing detail. As always, when using the router to make a deep cut, do it in several passes,
removing no more than 1/8 in. of material in each pass.

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