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Re: Help with a butcher block top

Dick Coers
No such thing as flat basement floor over 8'. It doesn't have to be level as you mentioned, just a flat plane, and you won't get that. You are going to need filler at the end tongue and grooves since they don't fit tightly to full depth. You'll need more that a random orbit sander to bring all the laminations even close to being flat. You'll have more than 1/16" of wood to take off in some places. You'll also not have a flat top with clamps only on one side, especially if using pipe clamps. The pipes bend with force and the top will have a cup. Cover some 2x4s with plastic and glue up the flooring on top of that. Then you can get clamps under it. Don't put the cart before the horse and worry about the support. You have a LOT of work ahead to just get the slab made.

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Help with a butcher block top
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More on clamping
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weight issue
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test it
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Agree...
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fatal and near fatal errors
Re: Alternating Clamps
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Some sage advice
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Save yourself a lot of trouble *PIC*
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suggestion
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More explanation....
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Re: He is running lengthwise
Yeah, but.....
Wandering OT
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Tool to smooth the top??
Knots - character or trouble?
Might cause issues? You ever use a hand plane?
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All planes need the same skills
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A couple of questions....
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glue appplication information
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$12/bdft for 8/4 hard maple? Wow! *NM*
I answered this question in my first reply
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Are you just adding one board for each glue-up?
Walk before you run
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