Round Table for School Room #4: After 6 months, finally Jointed the edges on the TS

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Blog entry by Ocelot posted 06-22-2021 02:21 PM 728 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally worked up the nerve to resume work on the round table project.

I screwed a 6’ section of MDF shelf board to the back of each panel, then straight-line sawed it on the table saw with the straight edge of the MDF against the fence.

I’ve done 2 of the 4 edges that I need to do and they fit together very nicely, which is a relief.

These are the inner edges of the two outer panels. They will not be glued to each other, but I put them together on the bench just to check how straight they are.

Now, I have to decide whether to add 2 strips to get back to the originally intended width of 52” or to just let it be a 51” round table.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#1 posted 06-23-2021 01:03 AM

For a board that wide, after making a banana on the jointer (I have made them too), I would have just hand jointed them with my longest plane.

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#2 posted 06-23-2021 04:09 AM

BRD, ‘m not that good at hand planing. I’ve got a couple of no. 8s and 5 no 7s but I didn’t try.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#3 posted 10-20-2021 02:31 PM


I often just “joint” board edges with the table saw. I just check 90 degrees first. Also have done the screw / double back tape a straight edge to rest against the TS fence for irregular pieces.

Wood working keeps the mind young.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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