Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cross Roads, Tx
Well, if I had to use the whole thing as one piece I would rip it in 2 to fit on my 8" jointer and reglue the pieces when I am done. Or I might use a sled in the thickness planer, it allows you to take out bow and twist using a planer. That would be one big sled. A 10' board is pretty tough to run through typical home jointers and planers, for one thing you need to have a clear 20' area just to put it in and run it through. Usually those big pieces are cut down for multiple smaller parts that you want to be sure came from the same tree and have the same grain and figure. There is enough in that one board to make most of a simple side table, but I like to match a board to a use, not pick a project and find wood for it. Cut in half to 2 5' sections; first 5' section rip for 8"; joint 8" side, resaw, and plane to 3/4"(after letting it rest); glue up for 16" top; joint, resaw, plane other side for long side stretchers(?) under top. Other 5' section: rip at 7-1/2"; cut this board down to ~34"; cut 34" board into 4 leg blanks; joint, resaw, and plane short board for 4 short side stretchers(?); joint, resaw, and plane the 5' board to make a stretcher for linking the 2 short sides near the bottom. I still have a 5' long 3/4" board, so maybe I can cahnge it up and make some drawers, or maybe some those little 3/4"x3/4" posts for the ends to make it craftsman style. That is what I would probably make.
Last edited by jeffreythree; 07-22-2008 at 08:38 PM.