Thanks, John...I do have a DeWalt biscuit cutter, just didn't think to use
Do you think it would be acceptable to cut an 1/8 spline on each connecting
panel via my tablesw blade, then fitting a piece of 1/8 ply in there? I'd
think that would be much easier, but dunno if it's considered 'wrong'.
Either splines or biscuits would help keep the parts aligned, but
possibly not flat.
For a one-shot final flattening I would look for a woodshop that does
some custom work. It may not be cheep, but spread over the years that
kitchen island top should last the cost of having it planed might be
I made an oak block half your size and used 1" by 1-1/2" by 4" pieces first
glueing into strips then two half size boards then glued those together.I
used a lot of 12" and 24"-F clamps.I used a belt sander -thank god for 40
grit- and I"m sticking with my usual softwood scandinavian pine for the
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