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1880s Counter #13: Filling Holes...

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 03-20-2020 04:15 AM 911 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Reassembly Complete! Part 13 of 1880s Counter series Part 14: An Example in the Wild, and A Top Finish »

Yep, that’s what I did tonight, under the threat of quarantine! Not because anyone in the house is expected to be sick or exposed, but because Illinois is tight and getting tighter. Anyway, started by turning the top upside down and taping holes so they’re be no bleed-through. Then turned it over and got ready to fill by taping the hole ‘surrounds’.

Mixed up the epoxy, filled holes!

Yeah, not exciting. Know what is exciting? The beams in the cellar of Dad’s shop building. One part of it was built in 1849. Here’s the hand-hewn main foundation timbers on stacked rock foundation.

Floor joists are 3” wide. Know what kind of wood?

This one should give it away.

And next time, we see if the epoxy did it’s job. Top will be sanded and otherwise ‘made ready’ for a finish. Thanks for looking.

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



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Don W

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#1 posted 03-20-2020 11:46 AM

Plugging along ( pun intended)

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

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#2 posted 03-20-2020 12:58 PM

Looking sharp Smitty :-)

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#3 posted 03-20-2020 01:27 PM

Thanks Smitty!

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 03-20-2020 02:10 PM

Looks like oak to me.
Keep up the good work Smitty so we can watch!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 03-20-2020 03:27 PM

chestnut

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#6 posted 03-20-2020 03:33 PM

nuts! My first thought was chestnut but i convinced myself it couldn’t be. A lot of older homes where we used to live had chestnut framing. The blight ended that.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#7 posted 03-20-2020 03:47 PM

Looking good, Smitty! It’s progress, and I’m looking forward to seeing that top all dolled up.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#8 posted 03-20-2020 03:50 PM

It’s lightweight and gorgeous. Matches a scrap I got from Al many years ago (asked him to send when he was offering, just so I’d know what it looked like). Of course, can’t ‘harvest’ any of this beautiful stuff because the building it’s in is still using it to, you know, stay up. :-)

Thanks everyone. A very weak post all in all, but a distraction from all the doom and gloom we are being deluged with these days!

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

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#9 posted 03-20-2020 04:35 PM

I appreciate what you’re doing, Smitty.

-- Mark

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#10 posted 03-20-2020 09:23 PM

Wow, look at all that chestnut! You can’t have it ;-)
Keep on keeping us entertained Smitty.

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

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#11 posted 03-21-2020 12:58 AM



Wow, look at all that chestnut! You can t have it ;-)

- duckmilk

I know, right??

Thx everyone. Looking forward to getting back to it!

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

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#12 posted 03-22-2020 04:33 AM

Tape came off tonight, ready for final prep and applying a finish of some sort. Thinking a urethane of some kind, for durability. Not a huge fan of the plastic look so I’m sure it’ll be satin and likely wax rubbed, etc., etc. But I know what you’re saying: Show me, don’t tell me. Well, that’ll have to wait ‘til I do the work. :-)

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

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#13 posted 03-22-2020 04:42 AM

Hurry up

We’re waiting

:-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#14 posted 03-22-2020 05:18 AM

Yeah, yeah, yeah…

;-)

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#15 posted 03-25-2020 10:49 PM

Arm r seal or bust smitty!

Nice chestnut there too.

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

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