Another top shot

more desk top (1 of 1)

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8 Responses to Another top shot

  1. orepass says:

    The top looks great and I like your clamping system. I have not switched to parallel clamps yet but from all the pictures and comments they appear to be the way to go.

  2. billlattpa says:

    Some beautiful wood there!

  3. Marilyn says:

    Heh! Thanks all! I’m off to make the spline grooves this morning.

    I love my parallel clamps .. except for the costs. I managed to get about 1/2 of my collection for free. I was asked to participate in Bessey clamp test and I, when I ordered a set from a large organization (that shall remain nameless), they messed up and sent me two sets. 😀

  4. Sam Rogers says:

    Marilyn,
    Love the work, but I’m interested in the cauls. What is on the bottom? I’m assuming that it’s either some sort of padding or a glue barrier, or both. Could you give a little info on it?

    • Marilyn says:

      A couple years back I put up the siding on my house and I put Tyvek house wrap underneath the siding. It’s Tyvek tape and I put it on the sawn in 1/2 2x4s to keep the glue from getting on them.

      The tape’s fairly expensive and I was just using up the roll. Blue tape works too, but Tyvek tape is plastic and you can wipe the glue off.

      Thanks for askin’! I forget to mention these things.

  5. joemcglynn says:

    That’s going to be beautiful!

    I’m guessing that’s packing tape or something like that on the cauls. Did you plane that face of the cauls flat? Or with a curve like the “bow caul” things?

    • Marilyn says:

      The cauls are flat off the table saw. I made them before I was an expert at plane (I heard that snicker ;D ).

      If I were to remake some, and I probably will, planing a slight curve would be something I do.

      I guess I should also mention that this was a dry fit. More to come on splines and the actually glue up.

      Oh, yeah .. packing tape would work well also! See my answer to Sam.

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