|Forum topic by magnus||posted 08-20-2009 07:14 AM||4878 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
08-20-2009 07:14 AM
Hi all.. First time poster… I’m mediocre when it comes to woodworking, i’ve built a few projects but I need help with T&G.
I read a post on this already, except my new Tablesaw say right in the manual to NEVER INSTALL A DADO blade.
So now I can’t make T&G with a stacked dado set, and I don’t have money to go out and buy a T&G bit set for a router (also don’t have). So basically I want to make a tongue and groove out of several passes from my combination blade. Let me discuss the project so you guys can better direct me.
For my first big project I want to build myself a good,solid workbench. I’ve already purchased the wood – I have 4 pieces of spruce 2×6x6. The idea is to T&G the sides of the wood and glue the pieces together to create a workbench at leST 20” wide, and 5-1/2’ long (given i will be removing some of the stock to ensure all pieces are nice and straight and flush). The legs of the table I haven’t decided what design I will use, so my main concern is to create T&G that will align perfectly and still have a little room in the groove for the glue. I already have all the clamps I need to secure everything, even 2 36” clamps that hold them together until the glue sets.
I’d appreciate any and all help to create this workbench given the tools that I have.
P.S. I chose 2” thick spruce so my table top can take the punishment that I will undoubtedly give it.!