|Forum topic by Cory||posted 04-18-2011 04:45 PM||828 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-18-2011 04:45 PM
Back story: My Dad has an office in a building built in 1880. He needs a table to work on some computers and I volunteered to build him one from a beam that was taken out of a similar building on his property. So, I grabbed the beam and cut it into 5’ sections. I need to joint a face and an edge so that I can glue it up into a table top about 24” wide. The beam measures just under 8” wide on it’s face and about 5” thick.
So, I would love to trade a favor for the use of an 8” jointer since my 6” jointer isn’t big enough. I’ve already removed all the metal that I could find and I’m going to run over the entire beam with a belt sander to remove as much dirt as possible. I’ll also be glad to pay for any blades that are harmed during the milling of the beam.
If anyone can help me, I’d be forever grateful. Here are some pictures of the beam:
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