Sunday, January 4, 2009

Edge profile

Routing the profile on the top: at the end of an end grain cut, it's common for the cutter to tear out some of the wood fibers. A scrap is clamped on so the cut ends in the scrap, not the keeper piece.

That chunk of missing wood on the end of the scrap would have been in the keeper piece if the scrap wasn't there. Such a small amount of tear-out would have been routed off when doing the long sides anyway, but better safe than sorry.

After some sanding, the first coat of finish goes on the top.

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