My mother-in-law has asked for me to build her a table. I need to get it done by the first of May when she moves into her new apartment.
I cleaned the shop up enough today to have space to work, went out to the lumber pile and brought in the planks I'll be turning into the table. I also crosscut away the end checking on the RAS with a thin kerf Freud 12" 44 tooth blade.
Here's the wood at the end of the day.
Tomorrow I'm going to rough rip the edges with my EZ Smart system and then make and use a planer sled for jointing, as I don't want to use the flip method on so many pieces on my 6" jointer.
I will use the jointer to make square glue-lines on the edges after planing to uniform thickness. One of the pieces has significant cup and has a defect that would prevent it from being proper length, so I wrote "RIP FOR APRON" on both faces.
Depending on timing, I may inlay some walnut as a decorative border on the top.