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Posted on Bowling Lane Table and planning for wood movement

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#1 posted 02-21-2017 02:14 PM

Thanks guys. My major concern with the nails on edges is that I want to join and spline the walnut frame onto the lane section without killing a bit or two. I’m definitely going to pick up a nail finder(thanks for the tip) after I test a stud finder to see if it would do the same trick. additionally, it appears there is some metal running the length of the lane section. I figure I will use an angle grinder to recess these pieces away from the edge, allowing a spline to run across the width of the end grain.

My major concern with movement is putting a frame around the edges. I have decided to not do mitersat the corners, but spline the edges and attach walnut frame the length of the slap, and to attach the walnut on the ends running the entire width.

I just got the fingers done for the frame last night, after building a coping sled, aligning my router table,then to have my 1617 crap out on me. The ‘ol dusty switch trick! So after disassembling it, cleaning the switch out, putting it back together, realizing I put the switch back in oriented backwards, fixing that, I was able to align the bit again and get these ready for glue up!

Up next. Router planning the surface, edge prep, walnut frame glue-up, stain, epoxy…

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