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Blog series by SirFatty updated 06-02-2012 01:59 AM 3 parts 7565 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Milling and Gluing

05-12-2012 12:27 PM by SirFatty | 4 comments »

I rececently changed the configuration of my son’s loft bed (that I had previously built). He no longer wanted to be 5’ off the ground, so we lowered it. The result was a lot of leftover 2x material, and most of it had holes for the bolts that held it all together. Instead of scrapping it, I decided to rip it in 7/8” strips and edge glue them into panels. Here’s the milled down 2×4’s and 2×6’s Next, the strips spent some quality t...

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Part 2: Glue up and thickness planer.

05-21-2012 12:23 AM by SirFatty | 0 comments »

Over the last week I glued all the strips I milled a couple weeks ago. I ran them through the surface planer today and I have to say that they look really good. Ready for drawer fronts on a future project. This was the second pile of shavings… I need to get a dust collector.

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Part 3: Free wood, is it a boon or a bust?

06-02-2012 01:59 AM by SirFatty | 11 comments »

Where I work there are daily shipments of bar stock, aluminum, stainless and other types of steel. These come in ten foot lengths and usually in a pine crate. The crate is just four pieces nailed together to form a long rectangle. Here’s some of the wood that I brought home recently: Some of it is in pretty rough shape, but there is quite a lot that is ok. One side is clean, the other side has dirt and oil on it. I’m hoping that the oil does not penetrate too deeply. ...

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