|Forum topic by BigJon||posted 09-02-2016 03:26 PM||246 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
09-02-2016 03:26 PM
I have a client that wants me to make a pretty large end grain butcher block table out of white oak. The dimensions for the block are 30” X 30” X 6” thick. I have made dozens of both end grain and long grain boards so I understand the process, but never done anything to this scale. I have a 13” planner, 6” jointer and a good 10” table saw.
My current plan is to make a bunch of 6” long 30” wide 2”thick, long grain boards and then glue them all together to make the 30X30×6. I figure I can plane those boards to get the sides parallel and have good glue surfaces. Does this sound like a reasonable idea? Any tips on gluing 6×30x2” boards face to face? Use a few biscuits on each to help keep things lined up? I am not apposed to using drawbolts to pull it all together and make it tight either.
Flattening the beast is no problem, I have a router sled for that. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
-- Im bleeding, go get my super glue and roll of black tape....