Trestle Table #8: Glue-up Trestle Table Top

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 09-11-2016 01:15 AM 1133 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I performed a full dry glue-up test for this table top. This test included the clamping cauls I made. It became obvious that a 7 or 7 1/2 length bolt would have been ideal, or use of more washer. Instead I broke out my tap and die set to add more 5/16”-18 threads to each bolt.

Once the bolts were ready I did a full dry fit.

I trimmed the length of the two long boards on my table saw.

I jointed the edges of each board so I would get dead-on flat panles; I alternate the surfaces either up against the jointer fence or away from it. I follow an instruction by Fine Woodworking Magazine shown on YouTube.

I wish I would have gotten a much flatter panel, but this will do.

-- --- Happy Howie

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