|Forum topic by rhybeka||posted 05-31-2010 07:05 PM||1042 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-31-2010 07:05 PM
Hey everybody –
My entertainment center has about ground to a halt as it is the last push before the quarter is done, but I’ve run into a small conundrum. My dad was kind enough to cut the boards to size for me, and I was able to start dry piecing the ends together. There’s a piece of red oak ply in the middle (roughly 20 in x 21 in) with red oak 1×1’s on the right/left and 1×3 or 1×4 at the top or bottom. I noticed some gapping at the top of one, and the side of the other, so I checked the plywood. The cut started exactly where it was supposed to, but ended about 1/16 to 1/8th off on both pieces of ply. I”m hoping that the dimensional wood doesn’t have this issue as well, but I’ll get there soon enough.
I’ve been pondering my best route to take the 1/16 – 1/8th off, and believe it to be with a block plane. Sanding would take a way too long, and I’m not guaranteed I’d be able to keep a straight/flat edge. I’m trying to avoid any more tear out along the edges so I’d most likely have to upgrade the blade on my table saw and even then I’m still a tad leery. I still need to get the blade on my plane sharpened so I thought I would ask and see if there might be an option I’m missing. Thanks for all of the input!
-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.