|Forum topic by NEWisconsin||posted 270 days ago||335 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
270 days ago
I am constructing a bar of 8”x 8” old growth pine timbers. At this point I am working on the 10’ top. I have been using hand planes. I am having difficulty getting them perfectly flat and square. I would like to snug them together, perhaps holding them together with some bow tie type creations.
Is there a set of proceedures that will eventually allow me to snug the three timbers together with little to no gap down the entire 10 foot length?
The timbers are heavy and unwieldy. I have an old Stanley #7, #8, #4 etc., plus a Veritas scrub plane. Squares also. So, how would you proceed if they were in your shop?
I appreciate your skills, time and brain power.