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1880s Counter #5: Front Panel 'King Board'

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 01-19-2020 08:24 PM 404 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Figuring things out Part 5 of 1880s Counter series Part 6: Big Moves, Big Progress »

It happens at some point during every significant project. I get a bit hung up over completion details and then progress slows, while I play around the edges of the project or piece. In this case, it’s the inset panel of the counter that has my undivided attention. It needs to be cut down, and the end ‘length’ is not critical as it’s buried behind 6” + of other pieces on both ends. Cutting the 45˚ lap joint, gluing it, and getting it cut to length is all my distracted self has been able to tackle over the past several days.

Last installment I had this:

Set it up on the bench for gluing by clamping each end, then gluing the middle and clamping it down.

Today I cut it to the 80” rough length. Counted 90 rings on the pine board.

And, another mock-up to wrap up this (short) installment. More next week, thanks!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -



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#1 posted 01-19-2020 11:20 PM

90??!!?

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 01-19-2020 11:20 PM

90??!!?

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 01-20-2020 12:35 AM

What an undertaking! Nice job so far Smitty.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#4 posted 01-20-2020 02:49 AM



90??!!?

- AnthonyReed

Exactly. And I didn’t get to the core, it’s not part of the board. Talk about ‘old growth,’ right?

Thx Duck!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#5 posted 01-20-2020 02:52 AM

That stool deserves a raise.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#6 posted 01-20-2020 02:57 AM

That stool has a story (are you at all surprised to hear that??), but it was the perfect size for this job! He’s not asked for a raise, and I’m not offering.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#7 posted 01-20-2020 03:17 AM

I got time …. lets hear it.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#8 posted 01-20-2020 03:51 AM

My town is 2,000 ppl. In 1920-ish, it was maybe 400? But back then, we had a mill. From the late 1880 ‘til it burned down. Well, I was on FB Marketplace and found, of all things, a milk stool. Had to drive a few hours to get it, but it had a label on it:

So for now, it lives in my shop. And picks up odd jobs like you see above! :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#9 posted 01-20-2020 11:10 AM

And how many know what a “milk stool” is. I suddenly feel old!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#10 posted 01-20-2020 01:26 PM



And how many know what a “milk stool” is. I suddenly feel old!

- Don W

Well that don’t look like any milk stool I ever used, and as far the 90 rings? must be nice working with material about the same age:) Insert chuckle

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#11 posted 01-21-2020 03:47 AM

Needed some of this:

And wouldn’t you know, it’s a Nosing Plane profile! Huzzah!

Found some suitable 1 1/4” stock and got busy.

And with a bit of planing on the left side, I think we can call this good!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#12 posted 01-21-2020 01:50 PM

Cool beans!

-- ~Tony

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