Shaker Table, dealing with Cardio problems #5: Working on the Top of the table

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-29-2019 02:53 PM 329 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Cleaning the glue-ups ..up Part 5 of Shaker Table, dealing with Cardio problems series Part 6: top is planed and sanded, aprons milled »

Re-used the cleats on the bench…to hold the panel still, long enough to plane it flat…and maybe smooth..

Already trimmed the ends square. Next, was to “scrub” the panel flat….tried a few different planes..

Was light enough…just a bit too long…

This seemed to work a bit better….Once one side was flat, I could worry about smooth.

Guess that is why it is called a smooth plane. Stanley #3, Type 11 seems to be tuned up….
Flip the panel over..

And repeat…until..

Side #2 is flat and smooth. Table top gets a bread board edge, so

Wards 78 to make a rebate across the grain. Then flip the panel over and repeat. The ends needed a groove plowed to fit onto the ends….Unable to plough plane it…tablesaw needed a zero clearance insert…

1/4” plywood, clamped in place, raise the spinning blade up through…and only high enough to do the job.
Run the ends through a few times…then a test fit…

Getting there….was getting a bit “winded”, decided to stop here, for the day….between the 2 sessions, I logged in just over 3 hours…Note: I sharpened the iron in that #78, and it poked my finger….DNA on the board! Will try later today, after all the errands are run, and get the other end installed….and maybe a glue up? Then I can size the aprons for length….and start milling them….
Stay tuned

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 11-29-2019 03:02 PM

Looks great.

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#2 posted 11-30-2019 12:15 AM

you always inspire me bandit.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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