Trestle Table for Dining Room #3: Top progress

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Blog entry by scopemonkey posted 05-11-2010 05:51 AM 2118 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Unfortunately, the day job had me working all weekend, so I didn’t get much shop time. However, I was able to edge joint all the boards, cut the biscuit slots and glue it up. Today, my “apprentice” showed up and we were able to cut it to size, scrape the joint lines flush, and hand plane the ends flat. We then used a router and a simple jig to reference a fence off the ends to cut the tenons for the breadboards.

top progress


I had one small lapse in concentration and forgot to back up one edge when routing resulting in some significant tear out. I glued most of it back into position, but there will be a bit of a repair. I am getting pretty good at repairs, since I make a lot of mistakes.

terrible tear out

I hope to finish planing the top this week (the ol’ #7 is tuned nicely!) and plan on finishing the top next weekend and start on the base.

Stay tuned….

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 05:55 AM

very nice well done blog looking forward to more.


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