|Forum topic by Tugboat706||posted 07-26-2012 07:42 PM||743 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
07-26-2012 07:42 PM
I have several 9.5” wide slabs of 2.25” thick white oak that will make up the top. My jointer can handle up to 6” wide, and my planer 12”. So when I get to the stage where I am working on the top, I can true up the ‘sides’ of my slabs, but the ‘top’ and ‘bottom’ will be too wide for the jointer.
So my question is: Do I need to hack up these big beautiful slabs into 6” or narrower pieces, or to I true the sides, glue them up, and hand-plane the top and bottom flat? I like the big, wide slabs and the way they look, so I’d hate to have to slice them up, but I want a good flat top for the workbench. At this stage, I’m still working on the base, but I want to have an idea of a plan in my head.
Thanks in advance for your help, guys! :)
-- Clark in Georgia