I'm a new member and thought I would give the forum a try...
I'm building a 6' round table of bubinga. The top is comprised of 8 pie segments, the grain from each segment pointing to the center. I've built each of the segments, glued them a segment at a time until I now have two half-circles (each comprised of 4 segments) that are ready to be joined.
Since my pie angles were not perfect, I've trimed the edge of the half-circles with a spiral trim bit against a aluminum straight edge in order to get a straighten it for glue-up. Unfortunately, I can't seem to make it straight enough! When I butt the two halves together, I've got a small gap (~1/32") at the outer edge. The wood will not bend without signficant pipe clamping pressure due to the changing directions of the grain. Even then, I can insert a piece of paper in the gap.
I've tried repeatedly, but risk further "blunting" the points of the pie segments.
Any suggestions? Biscuit joint with gap filling epoxy? Would that be viable?