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Monday, July 1, 2013
Pembroke table #1
Before we started working on the Pembroke table #2 in 2009, we did another pembroke table
This is a 3 paire of hand project.
We were housing a french trainee, Hubert Jego, whom graduated in furniture making and had little experience in marquetry. To help him progress and also practice marquetry, his field of interest, we designed this project based on a piece we were restoring at that time. It was a good training for Hubert and at the same time a rehearsal for the Pembroke table #2 project, we were waiting on to go through. (I don’t know if this is english)
Hubert started the cabinet making and did the marquetry under our suppervision, I finished the cabinet making and I did the veneering and finishing after Hubert had to go back to France.
The table is assembled with square pieces as it is easier to handle.
The tracing is done on the pieces
And the shape are cut
The trick to cut that kind of feet (please whisper me the name, I forgot) is to net cut it completely, leave about a 1/4” at the end, that way it stays square so easy to cut on the bandsaw, and the tracing stays in place. You just have to brake it apart at the end, and you can plane it flat.
The inside shape is cut and the piece left over is kept to help while glueing the veneer.
The veneer is prepared, we decided on an ash burl we died afterwards. The pieces were to short for the legs. The way to put burl together, if you do not want it to be seen, cut it on the chevalet or on a scroll saw with curves.
The curves are glued with hot hide glue and hammer veneered. Easy and fast.
The feet are veneered flat with clamps and Old Brown Glue.
Here is a picture of Hubert Jego, he is less blurry in real life, on Ed White’s chevalet we were housing in our stable at that time.
Backgrounds and pieces
The burl has been died with natural and traditional stains, my favorite mis of chicory walnut husk and a little acajoutine. This is the french polishing station