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Slab Flattening Jig

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On 6/2/2018 at 11:14 PM, wdwerker said:

I would think 1 7/8 - 2" should  be achievable.  If you take that slab down to 3/4 on purpose or out of ineptitude I will be ashamed of you. And the likelihood of it moving considerably will be substantial. 

But this will be a small, 22” x 18” x 32” high and a top that thick will look odd, no? Or did I hj this and the comment was meant for op? Sorry about that! 

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You could bevel the edge to visually reduce the thickness. A thinner one piece top from that slab will have a much greater chance of warp , twist, bow , crack etc.  1 1/4 is as thin as I would take it. Try to remove approximately the same amount from each side. 

A bevel type raised panel bit would be an easy way to bevel the underside if running it on edge through the tablesaw doesn't appeal to you. 

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594DCB31-6244-4043-9BAF-55F92273D42C.thumb.jpeg.fea5bca9b0a5a3970c4171a4111d9bca.jpegGood idea Steve. The table on my side that came with the bd suite has a faux top that is 2” thick. Sorry for the quality of the pic. I think I will stop at 1.75” or so . You are right, the more I remove, the squirrely it will git! 

 

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I couldn’t stand it. One more pass on the router sled on each side and, down to 1.5”. I think I will stop there and design around that thickness. 1/32” off difference from corner to corner. 

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