TV Stand #6: Finally gluing up the top

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Blog entry by Angela posted 09-02-2011 03:19 AM 2438 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Problems with the top....and the heat Part 6 of TV Stand series Part 7: Cauls, jigs, molding and doors »

I last left off where my boards for the top where seriously warped. I also was waiting for my new jointer.

I received my new Powermatic Jointer and I love it. I wish I knew how to use it better but it will come in time.

Jointing Problem
One question I wondered about it when I tried to flatten a board. I jointed just one side of the board until it was flat. The only problem was to get the board flat the jointer removed so much wood that I wasn’t able to use the board because it became to thin.

Glue Up
I have only done a couple of minor glue ups before so for this project I decided to make some cauls and bar clamp supports.

I did a dry run of the glue up to make sure everything was set up right. I haven’t glued it together yet because I first wanted to find out what glue everyone else uses for there glue ups. I posted my question on LJ.

I also posted the question asking about how much the top should overhang. I received a couple of good responses.

After I glue up the table I’ll start on the molding. I plan on making my own molding from the African Mohogany and using a router bit. I figured around the bottom would be 3” high molding with an ogee router cut. I thought of using a cove or another ogee piece to accent under the top of the table. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the edge of the table top.

I figure I’ll do these last. I’ve done rail and stile but I’ve never done raised panel so it will take awhile with all the trial and error work.


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#1 posted 09-23-2011 12:24 AM

Turning a board wedge shaped usually happens when the outfeed table is not lined up with the blade. If you turn off the jointer/unplug it and then hold a straightedge from the outfeed table it should be the same height as the cutters when they are at their highest point.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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