|Use a stick to create a smooth curve.|
The steps are described briefly in the captions, but here is a deeper review:
- Bend wood to create smooth curves on the template with the template being a few inches larger in each direction than 1/4th the size of the table. Curved lines intersecting a couple inches in from the corner will work.
- Use a block plane to smooth the edge after the lines are cut using the band saw.
- Lay the template in place at each corner of the assembled table top, paying attention that the final dimensions of the top are accounted for and mark the shape of the finished table.
- Saw the shape using a saber saw. (in this case, with the table top being too heavy to take to the band saw, I take the tool to the wood.)
- Clamp the template in place and rout using a template following router bit.
- Then sand and finish. I used a half sheet orbital sander to avoid the kinds of irregularities that can come from a smaller random orbit sander.
|Use a block plane to smooth the edges|
|Use a saber saw to cut the shape|
|Follow the template with the router|
|Sand thoroughly and apply Danish oil|