Attaching the Hinges to the Top and Fasten the Top to the Frame
I finally finished chopping out the mortises for the hinges. Very delicate work and all end grain cuts. Now I have to drill pilot holes for the screws. I am using my egg beater drill to put a shallow hole in the end grain.
I position the two halves with one hinge attached and then screw in the other half.
Now comes the test to see if it closes flat and flush.
Looks pretty good. I got the hinges from Horton Brasses. They even included extra screws.
Now to position it on the frame.
The overhang is 3/4 inch on the front and sides and 1/16 inch beyond the rear swinging leg.
I am fastening the top using the table buttons. I am using 1 1/4 inch 10# screws. About 5/8 inch is going into the top. I pre-drilled the screw hole using a tapered drill.
All Done. Now to take it apart and sand the frame and legs. The top is already at 180. I'll sand the whole table to 220 before I raise the grain.
Here is today's video.