Working with recycled timber #54: Flooring Table top Making the Modules

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 05-21-2016 11:16 AM 472 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Once I had all the pieces figured out it was time to glue them up.

I made a jig to clamp them together T&G wise and a side clamp to apply pressure to close up the ends, which are simply just butt joints as I am relying on the T&G to provide a strong Joint.

The Jig:-

I used a section of laminated particle board bench top with a block secured a one end with a tongue, and a floaing Groove block at the other end to allow marr free clamping.

I did them in four modules, so they were narrower than the width of my drum sander.

Once the glue was set I scraped all the glue squeese out off the fronts or top sides and commenced sanding face down.

I started at 36 Grit and working up to 80grit

I only used 36 Grit on the bottom or undersides.

It took a few passes back and forth and all I did was effectively level the surfaces or “thickness” them

I now need to glue them up all together as one table top.

-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 05-21-2016 03:39 PM


Well worth the effort… YES!

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