|Well, after days of fretting and lots of suggestions
from friends, I've come to the conclusion that I need to start over. Ok,
lets get on with it!
Here I've marked where I'm going to cut up the cupped
panel, right on the old glue lines. I also marked reference numbers so
I can re assemble the panel the same way, so the grain matches nicely.
I also marked an "F" on each piece, on oppisite sides
of each piece. This represents the side that will be close to the fence
when I rejoint the pieces. The other side of each piece has an "F" on the
The idea is to correct any adjustment problem with your
jointer. If the jointer is even one degree out, that error can be multplied
many times if the pieces are all aligned the same way. But, if you
alternate each piece, so the angle from the jointer is alternated, then
the angles will cancel each other out, and give you a better shot at a
flat panel. Lets see if it works.
Here's a pic of all my hard work cut up into little pieces!
I used biscuit
joinery to assemble this piece, not a problem, when I go to cut
new biscuit slots, I'll aim for the old ones.