Dressing some Mahogany [Sapelle]

Had a phone call from a bloke I met last May at the Timber and Working with Wood Show.. seems he had two panels that were glued up from some 290 mm wide stock…

Problem was… stock was too thick and after glueing up into 560 mm by 560 mm panels… how do you dress this down to the right thickness..

Ah you say… I know, I know.. Pick me..

Torque Workcentre to the rescue.

Secure the two panels to the table …

Insert the 55 mm surfacing head.. into the router…

Flatten one side and then flip and dress to desired thickness…

This method is not just for slabs or panels too large to fit through a planer… or where too much material is required to be removed… for a drum sander.. but for pieces too small as well..

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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One Response to Dressing some Mahogany [Sapelle]

  1. Have you tried this with a belt sander fitted yet? I know it’s something that Stu was interested in trying but, I can’t remember whether he actually got around to it (…I may have just forgotten!).

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