Routing grooves for splines and makin’ a top!

My friend Steve uses a router, band saw and drill press to do most of his wood working (supplemented with hand planes, etc.)  I asked him to help me route the grooves in my desk top pieces.  Above are a few shots of his set up, the grooves we cut and finally .. the glued up top.  

It’s always a lot of fun when I get a chance to be in someone else’s shop!

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4 Responses to Routing grooves for splines and makin’ a top!

  1. BarbS says:

    Great procedural photos and a fantastic looking desk top!

  2. Jose Santiago says:

    Wow. You have a lot of clamps. I stopped counting at 18. It look real good. Looking forward to the finish.

    • Marilyn says:

      I’m impressed that you counted. Almost all the clamps were off the wall. The piece is 5’6″ and about 28″ wide ..

      AND I ended up having glue up trouble. I think the glue started to set before I got it all put together for my satisfaction. Maybe I was trying to compensate for that. 😀

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