The concept of the gem table has prong setting-like table legs that hold the gem table top in place. The table top design is fun with an overlapped silhouette of different gem cuts. It will become a small-sized coffee table. The material is 0.75 thick plywood that we will be cutting with SDSU's CNC machine. 


Lay out of gem table top 


Prong setting references
Lay out of each pieces. Gem table, prong setting legs,
middle bridge of prong setting + bottom plate
CNC machine cutting the sample joinery of the table
before we cut the actual furniture pieces
(Watch video here: http://youtu.be/T5kRJE6BUyU)
 Exciting CNC machine in action!
Cleaning out the debris
Ta-da! Table joinery sample assembled!



After hammering down each pieces I realized that the visible corner cuts were too visible. Therefore, I modified the orientation of the corner cuts so when they are fitted together the joinery area is more invisible. I am planning to cut out my gem table pieces next week. I can't wait to upload photos of the final piece! To be continued ;)
 

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Comment by Angelina Ciulik on December 12, 2012 at 1:33am

Can't wait to see!

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