Gluing Up Tabletops
Strategies for milling, matching, gluing, and clamping large panels
Making large-panel tabletops doesnt have to be intimidating. Gary Rogowski explains all the steps needed to mill, match, glue up, and properly clamp your work. The skills involved can then benefit you in other projects, such as constructing carcases or frame-and-panel work. He explains how to lay out the stock to help prevent problems later, and shows how to mill pieces by hand for those without a jointer. Rogowski also shares tricks like leveling your workbench precisely to ensure a professional result.
From Fine Woodworking #166