Cheap TV Table: the top

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-20-2013 03:25 AM 1828 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The two planks that made up the top, were a bit cupped, gluing them up into a top didn’t help out much. Although I took the top out of the clamps

I still kept them handy. I used two of the pipe clamps to hold the top steady whilest i did a little flattening

The one face wasn’t too bad, so just a wide Jack plane to level the field, and a smoother to, well, smooth things out

Flipped the top over, as I wanted both faces cleaned up. I hadn’t decided which face would be the top one. After i flipped the top over to reveal a….mess. Decided to scrub things down a bit

by going at a diagonal with a cambered #5 Jack plane. Scrubbed things down, and decided to use the larger planes as smoothers

I went end to end with these big guys. I had two #6 Fore planes, so why not try them both out?

Then a follow up with a regular smooth plane, just to hit the high spots

That’s enough for tonight, whew. Next up? Making some aprons.

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

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#1 posted 02-20-2013 04:18 AM

Next up aprons?
Are you working on a kitchen table or working in the kitchen???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-20-2013 04:33 AM

Need aprons to keep all the shavings off of me…

TV Table will be for grandson’s bedroom. Why he needs a 42” tv in there…...

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

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#3 posted 02-20-2013 03:54 PM

Maybe he likes chanell surfing ?
Better make sure you know which ones ;-)
Nice work Bandit.

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#4 posted 02-20-2013 10:17 PM

Went to the Dungeon this afternoon. No wood available yet for aprons. I did get the edges beveled, though. Both ends first, after squaring the ends with the saw. Used a #3 plane to start the bevel, and a block plane to smooth it out. Also worked on saw marks on the ends. I then took Ye Olde Numbah Six and started the bevels on the front and back. Cleaned the areas around a knot with a #3, and finished up with a block plane. Ran my hand over the top’s surface, and found a few rough spots. Time for a little smoother action

There was a “hump” running down the middle. Was. I also ran a smaller smooth plane around a few knots

I HATE knots! I also used a block plane for some other clean-up work. A few of the plane’s passes left behind little nibs

So a #18 “Nib-be-gone” plane took care of that. The bevel clean up?

When one has a couple of these little planes, one tends to use them. Stay tuned, I MIGHT have a few boards tomorrow…

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

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