Pine Table Project #2: Rest of the legs and some aprons

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-29-2017 04:29 AM 1469 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A quick update, this time around….

The Boss wanted to go over to Menards, and price a few items ( Honey-do sort of things..) While there I picked a couple 1×6 x 6’ Pine boards…...same price as a 12 footer, just a lot easier to carry in the van….took awhile to get a couple decent, but cheap boards….about half what they wanted for Clear Pine…..I can deal with knots…

Letting them sit, leaning against the bandsaw…...the one in front wasn’t that great, but the one behind it was almost clear…..

In the last episode, I tapered one leg, using a couple hand planes….tonight, I got the other three legs done. Leg #4 needed to be checked against the other three, to make sure the tapers will be on the correct sides of the leg…..hate when I get that wrong, and have to do a spare leg….

Messy floor, tends to happen around here. The Stanley #5c with that cambered iron can hog off a lot of shavings….then the Stanley #6c can add even more to the floor. I also used a couple smaller planes, one by mistake..was reaching for the Millers Falls No.9 and grabbed the No.11 instead. Mainly to finish the squared top of the legs. Laid all four on the bench, added a scrap to help stack the legs

All tapers are to the inside of the legs….

Set these aside, time to cut some aprons…..Even at 6’ long, board was too long for the mitre box….circular saw to rough cut, then the #358 to trim things square..

One apron at just over 14” the other two behind it are just over 23” long. The “fourth” apron will be a drawer front. News Flash! I actually wrote some numbers down on a piece of paper, tonight! Needed to figure out what length to cut the aprons to. Allow for the overhang of the top, allow for the thickness of two legs’ tops, and figure in 3/4” deep mortises for the tenons on the aprons…complicated math…..Top is 3/4” by 17” by 23-1/4” .

Maybe tomorrow, the Boss willing, I can start to chop some mortises, cut some tenons?

Stay tuned…..

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

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#1 posted 03-29-2017 04:56 AM

Staying tuned!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 03-29-2017 11:10 AM

The legs turned out nice … keep it up!

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#3 posted 03-29-2017 12:17 PM

I think the quality of pine timber here is about on par with your Menards stock.

Most of it a level just above firewood.

-- Regards Rob

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