Gluing up the legs

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Blog entry by Tooch posted 04-05-2016 08:47 PM 1057 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the bad things about using reclaimed lumber is working around all of the imperfections. The piece that I was working with has lots of holes from where it assembled to the back splash, so I decided to plug them with dowels and plugs.

I drilled out the threaded holes with a 7/32” bit, and then tapered the ends of small 1/4” dowel rods to plug them up.

There was a slightly larger hole, so I used my new plug cutters to cut out a 3/8” plug.

After the glue dried I was able to cut the plugs down with a bandsaw, and get them flush with the rest of the stock. So far, so good. Being that I’m planning to paint the underbody, this should work.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 04-05-2016 09:08 PM

Reclaimed lumber seems to always be more work when using for a project. But if it’s free I’m happy!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 04-06-2016 12:05 AM

I just did this on my last project on the bottom of the lid of my valet box. Valuable wood like this should not be wasted. Good save.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 04-06-2016 12:08 AM

That is some beautiful lumber. I’m a huge fan of plug cutters. Looking forward to seeing your project completed. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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