So first things first, take the clamps off and see if the hide glue cured…
Not too bad, lots of squeezeout in places but I can deal with that.
Well, bugger. I thought I had that better aligned than that and there’s no real way to fix it now. Feck.
Clean up the squeezeout and smooth the surfaces. Mostly the #04 with a few pieces done by card scraper. Not too bad. Broke the sharp edges as well.
Couldn’t get all the edges with the #04 though, so various other tools made an appearance. And then leveled the legs so it didn’t rock. I don’t like MDF for, well, anything, but it is nice to have a flat surface for this sort of thing and I don’t have room for a granite slab so I do keep a piece or two of MDF handy for this task.… Read the rest