Shop storage projects #9: The dresser build, side #2 is started...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-16-2017 04:42 AM 799 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After a few other items were taken care of. Got an early wake up call this morning. Seems one of the Shop Cats caught a small Black Bat. She even brought it upstairs to show off her catch….squeaking all the time….of course, the bat got away from her. Finally trapped the little critter under a broom. And with the help of the dust pan to hold the critter, I did a Catch & Release, right out the back door of the house. Last seen, the bat was flying west, as fast as it could go…

After lunch, decided to at least get a glue up done. The plywood panels in side 1 needed to be glued in place…

So, I popped one panel out, spread a bead of glue all along the rebates, popped the panel back in, and then nailed it in place, then did another, and another. Until all the panels were done. Before I could set this aside, I drew a line across the top, with a framing square, both posts were a bit too long.

tried the handsaw, first, and then the cordless cicularsaw after that. Then, I could stand the side up, and out of the way. In fact, I cleared the entire benchtop, and even planed a few rough spots flat, again..

Not every day the bench is this clear. I had the 6 blanks for the side 2’s rails saw to almost the right size….almost.

Yeah, so….I took the shortest one of the group, and used it to mark the rest for length….then each rail was hauled around to the mitre box, and trimmed down. I wound up adding a thing strip of scrap onto the deck of the saw, so the saw could cut all the way through the parts. Finally got six the same length…

But they needed to be surfaced S4S to finish them up. mainly width, and thickness needed to be the same in all six parts. I set up a combo square to check the progress.

Most of the parts had one “bad” edge, and one bad face. An old Stanley No. 5 jack plane seemed to work nicely, enough. iron has no camber, though. Finally got all six the same size…

Not sure what year the plane was made in, whenever Stanley had an orange logo on the lever cap. Set this mess aside. Have one more 2×4 x 8’. I needed to crosscut to get two posts the same length as the first two…42-3/8” long..

Then set up the bandsaw for some resaw work….set the jig 3” from the blade. and began sawing the first post….the blade stopped dead in the cut, about a foot to go…....OK, had to tear things done….one, the cool block on the left side of the guide was too tight, fixed that….there was a LOT of Pine Gunk on that side of the blade, too..

Left the cover off, and started the saw, to see how it would run….wheels need scraped. Got that done on the run. Since I had the old file handy, I scraped off the gunk on the blade, staying away from the teeth as they went by. Got things back together, and made the rest of the resaw saws…..sawdust needed to be cleared a lot during the cut for the 1” thickness cut….slabbed off almost 1/2” by 3”.....takes awhile.

First one was hardly bowed at all,....second one? Of course it just had to bow. I clamped things up, trying to pull both as flat as can be, and will let them sit in a corner for a few days…

With those two out of the way, for now, I can set up to make the rails. Still have the Stanley 45 all set up….

Need to figure out which edges to plane. I also will trim for the tenons, and make sure all six are the same length between the tenons. I’ll use the top rail on side #1 as a pattern. Location and number of knots to determine which edge gets the molding. Been a long, eventful day…..maybe tomorrow, I can settle in for some easier stuff,eh? Stay tuned, sooner I get side #2 done, sooner I can build some web frames and drawers….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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