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Dining Table Build #5: Table top Part 1

09-30-2014 03:30 PM by Mark | 4 comments »

I bought 5-6/4×96” Cherry boards and 1 Walnut, random width, 7/9” and ran them through the planner.A little cupping and bowing, but they cleaned up at about 1 5/16. I was going to dress them just a smidge more than 1 1/4 (I wanted 1 1/8 finished) but an aggressive hand on the blade elevation wheel and I ended up with 1 3/16 thick. Sigh!! Dust collection needs a bit of work. I cut the boards to final length +2” on each end to be more manageable. Not having a jointer I tried several methods to give me a glue ready edge. The sled worked out not to bad. I ripped the Cherry to 6 ½ wide and the Walnut to 3”. Where the 2 halves join the Walnut will be 1 ½” ea...

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