Big Mesquite Table part three

This is the top in a rough state but fitted end to end. I have two 11′ lengths with book matched “Live Edges” on the outsides. Each board took two of us to lift, so the steel strut material is a back saver for lifting.

Here it is hanging from the gantry crane with 4 straps.

This shot is of the winding sticks I used to flatten each board prior to attaching it to the whole. I did the flattening with a handheld planer and a straight edge. It really went quite well and then I finished it with our planer. One board per sharpening on the planer. I guess epoxy must have silica in it.

Winding sticks

Here are some of the mortice and tenons up close. Each 6×6 weighs 45 to 50 lbs.

Mortise and tenons

If anyone has questions please feel free to ask. I’ve had a great time with the table and look forward to seeing you all in class again soon!




One Response to Big Mesquite Table part three

  1. Chris Broome April 17, 2019 at 11:15 AM #

    Looks great Mark! I can think of several times I could have used that crane. Look forward to seeing finished product.