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In this episode, we prepare the tabletop and take it from the laminated stage through to truing, rounding and beveling the underside of the outer rim. Throughout this series, Paul has wanted to bring together a simple table that is scalable and adaptable. Making small batches of this kind allows us to multiply the different components and use one process to create many parts the same. Taking a square section of a laminated top, Paul walks you step by step using all hand tools for one quadrant and then the bandsaw too. He then bevels the underside of the whole to make the top look more slender and lighten up the final appearance using a spokeshave, scrub planes, and a smoothing plane.