I am building a butcher block table and constructing the top by gluing
together 15 pieces of 2" hard maple. As expected the pieces are not
lining up just right. I was wondering if anyone can lend advice as to
the best method of smoothing out the pieces. I thought about using a
belt sander to "grind" them smooth. Since end grain is showing, would
this be ok? (I don't have any experience with a belt sander so forgive
my ignorance.) If the belt sander method would work, what path should
I take to accomplish my goal? Should I work parallel to the lines or
Thanks in advance for your help....
I would take the whole thing to a local sawmil or cabinet shop or ? and have
them run it through the large belt sander. You'll pay a fee for it but it
should be reasonable. You'll accomplish what you want in a few minutes.
A truck carrying copies of Roget's Thesaurus over-turned on the
Traditionally the blocks were made from birch and bolted together in a
frame. As end grain was used the small gaps were filled with the
meshing fibres. Having worked with birch i can see why it was the wood
of choice. i would just use a belt sander after assembly.
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