Instructor - Craig Stevens
February 15 - 17, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm (3-day weekend)
Based on the clean, refined design of Shaker candle stands from the 1800s, the Cherry Pedestal Table course provides a great woodturning and joinery experience.
The table’s elements consist of a 1/2” thick by 18” diameter top with eased edges. A turned disc connects the top to the pedestal base. The post is wine-bottle shaped, turned from an 8/4 piece of cherry on the lathe. While the post is still mounted on the lathe, participants will cut the dovetail-shaped sockets for attaching the legs, then cut the matching tails to complete the sliding dovetail joint. Some additional steps include fitting the turned tenon to the mounting disk below the top, cutting the round top itself and easing the edges, and shaping and tapering the legs.
This is a very satisfying project that allows students to practice and fine-tune a number of skills. The finished piece can easily be imagined as a side table, bed-side table or lamp stand and will shine in any room.
Cost includes all materials. Students provide their own lunch