I'm supposed to build an oval kitchen table for a lady at work. The ends of the table will be radius'd....sound familiar Tod?
I'm trying to figger the length and width of the boards I gotta cut to makeup the brick stack that Tod recommended in the place of trying steam bending, gluing up veneers and such as that.
Table top width is 38"....subtract 4" from each side for the outside of the radius....that leaves me 30". Outside radius will be 15" and the inside radius will be 14.25". I will need to mortise / tenon join these to the turned legs of the table. I fried my brain while trying to figure out what size boards I needed to cut and make a 22.5º angle on each end to make the 180º radius. Best I can figure...which ain't too good, is I'll need 144 pieces.....4-1/16" long by 2" wide by 3/4" thick. Does this sound right to you?
Should I just wrap it all up in duct tape and call it done? Cutting 144 pieces with perfect 22.5º angles on each end seems like a big stretch of my skillset.
What say ye???