The two planks that made up the top, were a bit cupped, gluing them up into a top didn’t help out much. Although I took the top out of the clamps
I still kept them handy. I used two of the pipe clamps to hold the top steady whilest i did a little flattening
The one face wasn’t too bad, so just a wide Jack plane to level the field, and a smoother to, well, smooth things out
Flipped the top over, as I wanted both faces cleaned up. I hadn’t decided which face would be the top one. After i flipped the top over to reveal a….mess. Decided to scrub things down a bit
by going at a diagonal with a cambered #5 Jack plane. Scrubbed things down, and decided to use the larger planes as smoothers
I went end to end with these big guys. I had two #6 Fore planes, so why not try them both out?
Then a follow up with a regular smooth plane, just to hit the high spots
That’s enough for tonight, whew. Next up? Making some aprons.
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