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Trestle Table for Dining Room #4: Planing, Lots of planing.....

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Blog entry by scopemonkey posted 1558 days ago 1267 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Top progress Part 4 of Trestle Table for Dining Room series Part 5: God & Nature conspiring against me... »

As the title implies, I finished planing the top flat and smooth. This is the first really big project for my vintage Stanley planes and they performed nicely.

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I did have some tear out with the #7, but my #4 really did smooth things out. I completed the tenons and mortises for the breadboards.

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We then attached the ends with walnut dowels for a contrasted look. I elongated the holes in the tenon with a palm router and it all came together nicely.

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Now I just need to finish planing the breadboards flush to the top.


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Next weekend, I’m taking it to our local door and mill works shop to run it through their 46” wide belt sander. The top is almost done!

-- GSY from N. Idaho



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#1 posted 1558 days ago

Looks like a great fit

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#2 posted 1557 days ago

That’s a very nice top. Ours is expandable, which means it’s not nearly as tight as yours.

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