Well I found the time to do the final glue up of the top today. Man the top it getting heavy and difficult to manage on my own. I was just able to send the last couple of sections through the planer, on my own. For those of you doing a large glue up like this, you might want to get a second set of hands when you get to this stage.
Here are the last couple of sections that will go through the planer. There are two large sections and 1 last board I needed to add to make it a full 24” wide.
I’ve never sent something this wide through my planer before. I found out you need to take an even lighter pass for something this wide. Nothing bad happened but the planer did bog down a little, on my first pass.
Here’s the top sitting in the clamps. I’ll leave it there overnight.
I think I could have used a couple more clamps, for this glue up. With something this wide, I think you need the clamps a little closer together. I think I was able to pull things together, so I think it will be ok.
I think I’m really in the homestretch now. Tomorrow I think I will square up the ends and maybe get the base put together. If I don’t get the top attach this weekend, it will get attached next weekend.