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Dining Table Build #5: Table top Part 1

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Blog entry by Mark posted 09-30-2014 03:30 PM 1677 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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” each edge

I glued up the 1st 2 boards then added 1 board at a time to ensure a proper seam.

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Even after all the time I spent on glue up there were still several seams that didn’t line up. Out with the 80G.

Not to bad, but I still had a couple of high spots

After the initial flattening. 2 ends and 2- 12” leaves.

Next up will be trimming the tops to size and cutting out the bread board ends. Thanks fer looking.

-- Mark



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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 09-30-2014 06:26 PM

The table is coming along nicely.
Nice job.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 09-30-2014 11:38 PM

Mark, I am always surprised when I glue a top with cauls and end clamps and I still get little ridges at the joints. I always thought that it was just my crummy technique, but since you, apparently, have the same problem I know that, at least, I am in good company. :)

-- Art

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BenhamDesign

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#3 posted 10-01-2014 02:29 AM

No matter how careful I am when gluing up I have the same problem. Their is always at least 1 board if not more that gives me trouble, and a gets out of alinement

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BriansBenham.com

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Mark

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#4 posted 10-01-2014 02:44 AM

Thanks Will, and thanks again for your tips and assistance. Hi Art how goes it? Ben. It just makes me tired sometimes. :(

-- Mark

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Roger

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#5 posted 10-04-2014 11:48 PM

That’s-a gonna be a good-en.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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masterpj

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#6 posted 12-07-2014 10:11 PM

Hi Mark, you have built some great projects, and you made do the best way you could with what little equipment you had, I commend you for your patience and achievements

-- John J.

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