In Furniture Making: Secrets, Skills and Techniques, you'll discover all the techniques needed to create beautiful Mission-style tables. In Volume 2, you'll visit Master Woodworker George Vondriska in his shop where he'll continue our table project by beginning with some secrets of the pros for cutting mortises for the upper and lower rails on the drill press.
He'll also share a cool trick for using a miter saw to cut shop-made table top fasteners. If you're a fan of joinery using a drill press, you'll discover some skilled techniques on using Forstner bits to cut clean mortises. There's also a valuable demonstration of cutting tenons on slats and rails using a dado blade in your table saw. Once that's done, George shows a trick for rounding the tenons to fit perfectly into his Forstner-cut mortises.
George takes you, step by step, through the process of finishing all table parts including routing, sanding and dry-fitting, plus a wealth of information on gluing, sanding and finishing your project. Finally, some great tips for perfect glue-ups. You also discover more homemade jigs, joinery secrets, and plenty of shop tips you'll want to try in your shop. At the end of this tip-filled video, you'll have all the skills you need to finish your mission-style table.
You will find the following segments in this video:
Cut Mortises in Rails
Cut Tenons on Slats and Rails
Table Top Fastener Options
Routing All Components
Dry Assemble Legs and Rails
Attach Lower Shelf Supports
Finish Sand All Parts
Assemble and Glue Legs, Rails and Slats
Flatten and Rip Top and Shelf to Width
Assemble Top and Shelf to Base
Table Finishing Tips
Volume 1 covers table construction through creating the mortises. Volume 2 picks up with cutting the tenons through final assembly and finishing.
This how-to woodworking video runs 1 hour 2 minutes.