Fellow Workers Of Wood,
I’ve been a hand tool enthusiast for a while now and have followed along with Paul and crew for a few years. I’ve got the original laminated doug fir 2×4 bench that most of you likely have as well… which leads me to my question. I have a 4 foot rough cut piece of oak (about 5 inch wide, 3/4″ thick) that is cupped that I am going to use for a table apron. Curious how you fine folks would hold this piece to your bench in order to plane out the cupping. The old “clamp in the vise” trick is great but at 4 feet long, it isn’t as stable as I would like (and yes, I have plywood inserts in my clamps). I ended up taking it out of the clamp and placing it in the vise to plane it flat in sections – basically planning the section in my vise then moving the board down to plane the next 9 inches. There must be a better way of holding this piece that is just not coming to mind. Any ideas welcome.
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