Here's a sneak peek at the aluminum beads on the bottom edge of the apron. I'm just fine tuning the fit before final sanding and spraying lacquer on the aluminum. Oh yeah, the cherry table base is now jet black.
Here is all of the bead stock, just before routing the inside and outside radii. All 9 pieces have been mitered and fit. The pieces are screwed to an MDF template and the radii will be routed based one the common reference of the center point. All of this round work is a reminder of working with references, something I'm a proponent of.
I've been working with the material for the decorative beads on the bottom edges of the aprons - aluminum. Here's one of the wedges after roughing out the inside and outside radii on the bandsaw (and drilled/countersunk for screws). While it makes a total mess, it's actually pretty fun to work with.