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Blog series by Cornductor updated 02-19-2011 07:05 AM 3 parts 4784 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Cherry joints

02-11-2011 01:43 AM by Cornductor | 3 comments »

What has turned out to be a simple and relaxed day has been a long and tedious one. The chess board that I’m building has been what seems to be a chess game in its self. The 4”x16” strips have turned out good but seem to have a little cup to them after the glue up. I took the board and sanded what I could till it was level and smooth. Then the cherry side strips are not perfectly flush against the maple ends. I planed everything but the butt ends just don’t seat all th...

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Part 2: Smoothing out

02-17-2011 01:50 AM by Cornductor | 0 comments »

I had taken the weekend off from the boards to regain my brain power for another week at work and time in the shop. I was wishful that the sawdust ferry had solved some of the problems with the cupping of the board but no luck. I took the boards to my somewhat trusty belt sander with 80 grit and began to bring down the cups and smooth out the glued up edges. I was concerned with the sander because it gouged that last boards I did and it took a considerable amount of time to fix them. I then ...

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Part 3: Completed

02-19-2011 07:05 AM by Cornductor | 3 comments »

Lessons learned and skills developed. The adventure has only started! One more to go but this one is going on birch plywood with walnut and cherry boarders.

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