|Forum topic by camps764||posted 08-11-2012 12:56 PM||1331 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-11-2012 12:56 PM
I have a walnut slab with a nice live edge on it. I also have some great spalted maple. I’d like to rip the walnut slab in half and put a stripe of the lighter colored maple down the middle to add some visual interest.
I’ve done quite a few glue ups on table tops before, but the live edge on the walnut is forcing me to rethink my typical approach.
Normally I’d rip it, joint the edges, glue and clamp to get my top. The live edge is angled, so I can’t clamp it with a pipe/f-clamp.
I’ve thought about using ratchet straps and a few cauls to hold it all flat, but I was hoping someone might have a more accurate/more finesse option.
Any ideas are appreciated!
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