The glue progress went rather smoothly. I started in sections of 3 or 4, then re-machined those, and joined larger sections. So far I've used over 2L of tite-bond 3 and every vice in the shop.
Because of the weight of the top I've left it in two sections. Two men, could move these sections, without a trip to hospital. (How to join them will be subject of later post.)
The next task is to flatten the top and bottom. Now all I need to compliment my stanely no 7 is an apprentice to work it... but until then I'll keep plotting away.