Flattening A Workbench Top
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I recently completed my first workbench, a large traditional design with a heavy laminated maple top.After assembly, I flattened the top of the bench by adapting Tage Frid's method from Scott Landis' The Workbench Book.
First, I installed a 1/4-in.-thick Lexan plastic subbase on my router.Then I scr*w*d 1×2 fir strips down each side of the bench, extending the strips far enough past the ends so I could rout the entire length.
To make sure these two runners were parallel, I used two winding boards.Then, using scrap maple, I made a sled that bridged the tabletop and incorporated grooves for the Lexan router base.To surface the table, I simply started at one end and, with a 1/2-in.
bit in the router, cut 1/16 in.in a pass.It is a little slow, but it works...