Well so far so good. I finally got my new table saw (thanks honey!) and im pretty much in love with it. lol. So here we go on the butcher block table. Im looking for about a 24×18X4 top that will stand about 34” high. Lets get to it shall we…..Oh wait, first things first. Pic of the saw
Ok, back to the butcher block table. I bought about 25bf of maple (ouch) and had em rip it for me right quick to save me some time. (cost about 25 bucks) no biggy, but now im thinking I could have done it myself on the new Jet 10” just to get a little bonding time in.lol.. Anywho, I got started with the glue up. Ah yes folks, those are Harbor freight clamps you see. I took a chance and bought a few. I have got to say that they certainly do get the job done and at $11.00 for a 32” bar clamp that works, I am happy with them so far.
Since I don’t have a drum sander or a planer I busted out the belt sander and got busy..After sanding the 48” lengths of glued up maple I cross cut the material down to 4” and started pairing up the pieces. Got some burn marks on the maple cause I wasn’t pushing fast enough for the Jet.lol. Should sand right out no problem..This is where I left off for the day.
Next pic shows off only half of the soon to be table top
Tomorrow I will start the other half of the table top using the same steps so hopefully I can begin working on the table base by Sunday. We’ll see
-- All donations should be made out to me and in the form of wood or tools ~Chris