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End Tables EP4 KF

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We process three rough-sawn sections of wood, 8″ or so wide, to laminate one of three tabletops. Paul wanted this episode to walk you through exactly what it takes to true up the boards and prepare them using a system of different hand planes. This is especially for those of you who do not own a bandsaw to take off the bulk of the waste. We go from truing up the three-piece tops, to edge jointing the meeting edges for a seamless joint line and follow a systematic process for gluing up the pieces.


  1. mercified on 29 December 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Paul, your physical fitness is impressive and motivating. Some of the earlier videos on this site show you rather winded after a similar workout. All that biking and walking and eating well? Good on you for improving with age.

  2. Al on 31 December 2021 at 1:11 am

    Just curious as to what bandsaw blade configuration you are using (i.e.; size and TPI)? Do you use a different blade for resaw work?

  3. David Synnott on 31 December 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Great video as always. I’ve watched a lot but rarely comment. After watching this I decided to start rewatching (I do a lot of watching and less making than I care to admit) the joiner’s toolbox and episode 1 is in fact all most a duplicate of this – preparing panels. And also Paul shows how to thickness by hand. While slightly different it’s amazing how consistent Paul is in his manner of teaching.

  4. Marc-Andre Petit on 1 January 2022 at 8:04 pm

    When I do a panel glue up, when I remove the clamp the next day, I can hear a popping sound. I can’t see any crack but I wonder if it is normal? It surprise me everytime. Thank you!

  5. Richard on 6 January 2022 at 4:40 pm

    Hi Paul,

    I’m shopping for a bandsaw to speed up the ripping and thicknessing of boards.

    What resaw capacity do you recommend?

    I would really appreciate any input. I have limited time in my garage shop and a bandsaw would really speed up the process. I’ve been doing everything by hand, but thicknessing does get tiring.

    Thank you,

    • Paul Rowell on 6 January 2022 at 10:41 pm

      Paul wrote a blog with some advice on buying and setting up a band saw back in 2019:

    • Al on 7 January 2022 at 2:27 pm

      After a lot of research I concluded that a 14″ band say would be the sweet spot for me as a balance between cost, size and capacity. I ended up buying a Laguna 1412 last fall and so far have been very happy with my purchase. It has 12″ resaw capacity and 1 3/4 HP motor which is more than enough for my needs.

      I also have a small Rikon 10″ benchtop band saw. I bought that for light hobby work but ended up using it for all sorts of stuff. With a good blade, it would take in stride just about anything I could throw at, but it only had about 5″ of resaw capacity. I have it set up now for scrolling work, which it does beautifully.

  6. JOHN-C on 8 January 2022 at 5:49 am

    man i love that 5 1/2 stanley!

  7. carlos reyes on 18 February 2022 at 8:41 pm

    love to see this type of dimensioning wood videos, paul is strong and fit for sure

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