All the parts are disassembled after the joinery is finished. There is still lots to do. Above, the tenons have been sawn to accept the wedges, once they are glued into the mortices, the wedges will be tapped into the saw kerfs which will lock the joint.
1: The veneers are all edge jointed with a hand plane before being assembled. This ensures an invisible glue line.
2: A simple taping method of clamping the joint is all that is required with a properly planed edge. Wieghts are used (not shown) to prevent the veneers from buckling.
3: Into the vacuum press. I do all of my veneering by vacuum press; it is a very flexible and efficient method of applying pressure over wide surface areas, either flat or curved.
4: Another view of the table with the vacuum press.