|Forum topic by DustyGuy||posted 09-28-2015 09:49 PM||642 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-28-2015 09:49 PM
I am in the process of building a 44” round maple table that will expand to 80” with 2-18” leaves. Everything was going fine. I glued up the 4 panels ( the grain going the width of the table rather than the length ) , 2
Yes, there is a question! I don’t want to trust the aprons to hold the slight bow, so I’m looking at different options to relieve the stress causing the bow. My friend suggested cutting a couple relief grooves about 1/2 of the thickness on the underside and then clamping them flat, filling them with tight fitting splines. I’ve seen other tops that have a V-groove cut on the underside. Of course, I’ll need to stop the kerfs back from the edge so they won’t show.
I’m of the opinion the the kerf method should work, I can press them both flat with one finger and not a lot of pressure.
I’ll welcome any and all advise and/or suggestions!
-- Norm Miller