2) One leg unit was checked from the start and is more noticeable in these pics, i.e., after it has been planed and sanded with 80 grit, a better vi ew of the check. The leg unit is pretty darn stable, doesn't flex along t he check, but that might not last forever. The leg is 3.5" thick. I thin k, but not sure yet, I can have it sawn along the check, at a local pro woo d shop, then glue it back together, with a long tenon running the length of the cut face. I wonder how well I can clamp it, though, having uneven edg es for the clamp faces to press against. This check is really unsightly a nd I would like to remove it, despite the unit being stable, but I'm not su re if I can glue things back together and it be as stable as it seems to be , now. Question: Would you cut the check out? Any glue & clamp advice would be appreciated, also. I do have adequate hefty bar clamps for this s ize stock.
First 5 Pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/?details=1
Additional comments: In person, the table really looks rustic, as is. Rem inds me of something the vikings or midevil folks would sit around, big and bulky raw furniture. I wasn't expecting it to have this look to it and I like this appearance. I wonder if a finish coat will remove this midevil- like look. If this look remains, I can see a long matching bench seat, or two, to accompany it. I have the rootball stock for bench legs.
Thanks for any help. Sonny