February 18, 2011 at 9:25 PM
(My first 5 posts I did on Facebook before deciding this was a better medium for this so don't mind the time delay). I have not posted in a few days because I have been working in short spurts, plus the weekends are usually spent completing customer repairs and such. Recently I prepared the two halves of the top for gluing. The top wood comes from the supplier as a quarter-sawn piece that has been partially sawn through to half it. This way it can be book matched (meaning the 2 halves of the same piece can be opened and put together like opening a book). The edges that will be glued together must be perfectly straight and square so that the edges meet precisely and there are no gaps in the joint. Once this is accomplished the halves can be glued.
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