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My work table (40 x 60) is made from 2 inch thick laminated hardwood. From sliding a six foot level on edge over the top I discovered it is not perfectly flat. It's out by 1/8 inch in places.

I'd appreciate any tips on how to level it.

Thanks,

George
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Plane?
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I gotta agree with Daryl.. a well tuned and sharp hand plane. that size table, i'd say nothing smaller than a #6 plane. maybe a #5 if your good with a hand plane...

and a set of winding sticks...

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....may be use a belt sander...across the grain for starters and then with the grain to finish off. Start with 80 grit and finish with 120 or 240, whatever smoothness you want.........AL
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the belt sander is probably easier for a lot of people. lots of people either have never used planes or hate them.

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Thanks...I'll try the belt sander suggestion first
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Hi George

You can use your router if you made a quick ski jig or a ski slide table.



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Hi,

My first post...here goes!

My work table (40 x 60) is made from 2 inch thick laminated hardwood. From sliding a six foot level on edge over the top I discovered it is not perfectly flat. It's out by 1/8 inch in places.

I'd appreciate any tips on how to level it.

Thanks,

George



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