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Forum topic by Monte Pittman posted 665 days ago 468 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Monte Pittman

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665 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question pine finishing

Is it wrong to think I can finish full length table top and then cut sections out for the leaves to keep the grain pattern for the full length of the top?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability


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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 665 days ago

Sure, why not?

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#2 posted 665 days ago

Paranoid that I’ll screw something up

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Roger

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#3 posted 665 days ago

Why not just cut it first, then finish? I’m not gettin why finish first??? I’m puzzled

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#4 posted 665 days ago

By finish you mean glue together, sand down, then cut? Not glue together, sand down, finish and then cut – as Roger seems to think.
You could do that, but don’t do any final sizing/edge routing until you’ve cut it all up and put it back together again – using the hardware – especially if the extension is done with butterfly leaves. The reason to do this is to take into account the saw kerfs and clean up,and to keep the edge perfectly inline.

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#5 posted 665 days ago

Sorry, didn’t mean total finished. Just want to make sure I am not missing something obvious.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 665 days ago

If you want the obvious. Assuming your leaves are going in the center. If you normally use the table without the leaves, by cutting the leaves out of the center, the 2 ends of the table won’t match.

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