Update on the console table, part 5.
I had carved as much as i thought was possible on the aprons, so the other day the time had come to cut the tenons. Rule number one; measure twice and cut once :) This rule has become a rock solid habit with me, so... so far so good. But rule number two is; don't get distracted.
And here's where i stumbled :/
I was cutting away both sides, raising the table saw with each passing till I was at the final cut. I'd finished one side of the front apron and was about to proceed to flip the piece over and do the other side. The very last cut! And that's when i got distracted. My mind was following a fascinating interview on the radio and without realizing it I had left the apron lying upside down... wrong side up...
Since the are not centered within the stock my quick and very last pass made me see the tenon fly from the table saw... oooh horror! What had i'd done!? Where was my brain...!?
I felt só stupid! But i soon set to fix this blunder. No time to dwell! I made a mortise to take a replacement tenon. I might have overdone it by giving that one a shoulder, but hey, that's me. :)
Pfff... stupid action but it turned out all right. The tenons touch each other within the leg mortise so they got a 45º at the end as you can see above.
I've cut the side tenons as well and it all fits well.
I've made a jig of the exact circumference the marble top minus 2 mm and taped the table to it with double sided tape.
That will tell me the shape the top of the legs and the aprons need to have to fluidly merge into each other. If you look close you can see the centre of the front apron is perfect in line with the jig already, but the legs still extend beyond it. That will be the next step; carving and shaping the top, before descending to the legs.
So all in all... stumbled, but on it its feet :)
So my dear miniature friends, take my misfortune as a valuable lessen; don't get distracted if you can :( And as for me...? Well, my guess is next time I'll put on some nice Art Deco 1920's music on, instead of interesting talk radio :)))