|Forum topic by ScottKaye||posted 11-19-2013 05:55 PM||784 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
11-19-2013 05:55 PM
I’m in the process of replacing the table on my Rockwell Super 990 RAS. My original top, which is 50 years old was made with very tight grained Douglas Fir that was glued up in 3/4” wide strips. (at some point my father added a 3/8” MDF top) I bought some 11” wide 5/4 QS Poplar and plan on using that as the underlayment for the table. I only have a 6” jointer, so I’ll rip the boards in half and get them all dimensioned for glue up. My question to you guys is,
Should I leave the QS poplar at 5” and do the glue up from that or would I get a more stable top by ripping the boards down to and inch or so and then doing the glue up? Would it even matter since I’m using quarter sawn poplar?
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