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Shop storage projects #10: That dresser build, side 2 rails are done...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-17-2017 01:19 AM 804 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, spent a bit over 2 hours in the shop today. Since the rails were all ready to go, might as well get them done.

Still had the stanley 45 set up, so a lot of this type of work was done..

But, being a Monday, has having a problem with this set up. Not with the plane, but how I was holding the part to be planed….too many screw holes. Decided to address that problem..

Piece of 1×6 scrap, held flush with the top of the bench. Two screws to attach. Now, it doesn’t matter where the parts are screwed to the scrap. Later, I can just rip the bad strip off.

Anyway, After each and every rail was finish being molded, I tried to cut the tenons. I needed the space between the two tenons to be as close to the exact length as the pattern called for. pattern being the top rail in side #1.

I had already added a scrap to the deck of the mitre box, as there had been issues with not cutting all the way through stuff. First off, a single screw now holds the scrap to the deck, to prevent it from sliding around.
Next, a pencil line was drawn on the scrap, to show where the end of the tenon would be. All i had to do was barely touch that line with each end of the part, do a bit of saw work..

By crosscutting down to the bottom of the molded edge. Which left this much beyond the saw…

I think you might just make out the pencil line. Now, the other day when i was sawing away the waste from the tenons, a backsaw was used. Was not the quickest way, nor the straightest way. Hmm..decided to use a jig on the bandsaw. Same jig I used for resaw work. I set the jig so that the waste was between the blade and the jig..

I could then sit the part up on an edge, and saw the waste off. A quick clean up with a chisel. and od to the next part. Between the jigs, I was able to make all six rails come out almost exactly alike..

Normal Mondays in the shop usually end up with something thrown against a wall, or something broken….none of that happened this time. I do know that the Stanley 45 will make a mess on the floor…

I even checked this stack with a square, all are within a 1/16” of each other. Not too bad for a Monday?

And this would have been the third time I swept the place today. No wonder Igor quit.
Maybe tomorrow, I can start on the corner posts? So, maybe by this weekend, I can have the casework done?
Stay tuned…

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



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Miataguy

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#1 posted 01-17-2017 12:50 PM

Looking forward to seeing this Saturday if I can get up there…we should still be on for the get together, right?

Chris

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bandit571

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#2 posted 01-17-2017 02:05 PM

Yep.

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

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