Kitchen Island Project #2: 1st panel glued up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-05-2020 04:29 AM 456 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The start up Part 2 of Kitchen Island Project series Part 3: 1st panel trimmed up, and a cut list »

Cut list says I need a 23” x 39” panel for the top of the Island…Hauled 4 planks to the shop, about 4’ long….By the time I had trimmed them to about 40”....and did a straight-line rip… 5-7/8” width….was coming up a bit short of the 23” width…..Hauled another plank to the shop…this one had a large split on one end….figured I could do a couple rips, to get a decent strip as a filler….will keep the other 2 strips for other items…Jointer planes, because of a few high spots, curved spots…

Jack plane to knock the worse down, then a few passes with the #7c….test fit the boards, to find out the high spots, and pre-set a few clamps…

Trying to get a decent grain pattern going….BIG V across once the boards were all lined up….Time for the Glue,Cauls,& Clamps routine…

Leg vise acts as a third hand. This is the “good” side….might be the top of the top….other side?

Not that great….let this sit a day….while I figure out what size panel for that bottom shelf….
Went out to Lowes, and picked up the casters…

1-1/4” ones….smallest they had….now, I can figure the lengths of the four legs….3/4” by 3” by ???
Stay tuned….may try for a panel a day….

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

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