Anyway, the BUPP breezed through the job. Yes, so I had to remove a fraction of rust from it with one of those excellent Garryflex blocks first (it's been a while, for heaven's sakes), but you'd never know. Which is good, because someone with a rusty BU jointer on WoodNet ended up being sent a replacement body by El Presidente, and nothing will get me tapping another hole in a BU jack body just because some Canadian dude takes customer service to extremes like that. Nosir. ;) Anyway, whispy shavings, flush joints, wipe on a speck of shellac, yadda yadda:
So the rails are rather more noticeably different that I'd expected, but that may be partially because the panels aren't as noticeably stripy as I'd expected. In other words I'd assumed the whole thing would look like the patchwork it is, and instead it's not nearly as bad as it should be. But no matter, press on regardless.
Except now I have the twin horrors of
- Emptying the saw till in order to take it down to fit the doors. And...
- Hanging doors.