Walnut slab leftovers? #2: Making a top, and other parts...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-14-2015 03:33 AM 1243 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, when last seen, the top was sitting in a bunch of clamps…...

Got rid of the clamps today. Underside of the top needed some work…

This was after hitting the blank with a cambered jack plane, going straight across the grain. Used the #4 to finesse the flat spots. Even tried the #4 on some end grain..

wasn’t too worried bout the ends at the corners. had something in mind for them. Used another “Dose Cap) to draw curves at all four corners. Then over to the smaller Bandsaw to cut the waste off..

A Palm sander to smooth out the saw marks. Next, I laid the top flat on the bench, and laid out a few parts..

The longer ones were too long, so I trimmed them down a bit, the “square” one? More on it in a bit

After cutting the long ones to a better length, I had to plane away saw marks from a resaw attempt. It was a might too wavy. Once both were flat and smoothed out, I paired them up into the vise..

And jointed both edges to match. Now, as for that square thing….Used the parts I just planed and jointed to lay out two more the same width. Larger bandsaw at least cuts a straight line

One face needed planed smooth, along with the sawn edges. Set all of these parts and the top aside…..have a bigger board to work on..

Somewhere around 8/4” thick, and longer than my bench. Should be able to get four legs and some extra pieces out of it…

At least 20” long for the leg blanks. Should be able to cut them square. have to watch out though

That has some bark under there. Might try to find a use for some Live Edge Oak? Still have a few “leftovers” stashed away..

Wonder what I can do with those…..after this table is done….might even try tapered legs….using just a handplane?

Stay tuned….

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

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