African Mahogany & Curly Maple Coffee Table #4: Main panel sanding and and machining tongues

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Blog entry by Reinan posted 01-04-2018 02:20 PM 547 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Tight week for time, but managed to get some work shop time yesterday. Level sanded the maple main panel using a 4 1/2×26 belt sander for the heavy removal then finished up with a ROS to clean up and smooth things. I also machined the tongues for the breadboard ends using a pattern following bit and the corresponding mahogany blank as the pattern. I get some depth variations across the tongue, from either my ability to hold the router With the same pressure, or the pattern piece flexing. Livable, but will require a lot of hand fitting to attach the breadboard end. I need to figure out a more precise way to do this step because there is a lot of time in the breadboard ends.

-- -Russ

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#1 posted 01-04-2018 06:06 PM

Try running a shoulder plane across the tongue to flatten it out.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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