Where do you go from here?
I’m so glad you asked!
An LVL sled provides a straight datum plane for the planer:
A better look at the sled:
Sled in action:
No more whip:
All flat, but not down to thickness:
Flat, equal thickness, but not straight:
A mountain of planer shavings:
Using my trusty sled as a fence datum to rip a straight edge:
Straightline rippin’, never mind the flash:
Routing out a groove for the eventual spline:
Walnut splines (thanks Steve!) and threaded rod (Hey! Hold on! it’s supposed to come apart for moving):
Tightened up and end-cut:
Flooded with resin filler:
Sanding back down to real wood:
Dripping wet with Land Ark!:
Yes, it has taken this long!
Next up, the base…
I can’t thank my boss Clark enough for letting me destroy his shop during all of this!