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Source Wood

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Wood in the rough. Delivered from Tradewinds Hardwoods in Vermont. Three very wide (and thick!) planks

Rorschach

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This is the second time I've had a shop cat during the making of a piece of furniture!  

Rough Planing

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Using an old very crowned plane, I hog off large shavings of wood to get the boards roughly flat.

Tops Joined

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By planing both edges at the same time, differences in angles are compensated. Differences from straight are doubled.

Breadboard Ends

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The breadboard ends are secured with long tenons fitted into over-sized mortises to allow for movement of the top. They are glued only in the middle.

Frame Glue-up

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The frame was joined using mortise and tenon joinery.