Friday, January 13
Dressing the panels
The first step in dressing these ribbon panels is to use a flush plane to scrape the glue pips off so they don't nick my planer knives. If I've done it right, these little pip of hardened glue pop right off with the flush plane.
Note that there is *no* extra room on the sides of these panels: these tables were designed to just fit like this, so when someone said, "Can I have a set 2" wider than normal" and were shocked that the price almost doubled, it's because such changes upset a lot of carefully planned things like this.
Once I got back to sanding, I spent the rest of the day sanding these down to the finished thickness taking off only 1/128th of an inch on each pass using a fine sanding band.
I closed out the day by gluing the ribbon panels to the backers. These will sit until next time when I'll trim the completed panels to length and mill the rails. See you then!