Saw Til #1: From scraps to a til

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-10-2017 01:42 AM 1034 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well at least the start of one. Inventory after the Table build, showed a few decent enough boards sitting around..

Got to looking at all the saws in the shop, mostly hanging overheard from the Dungeon’s ceiling joists. Figured I could cobble a til out of some of the scraps. Had a 1×6 that seemed long enough for two sides, but it wasn’t quite wide enough….had a couple 1×4s. One of them needed jointed to make a glue joint.

Offset the two 1×4s. Figured I could cut the panel at an angle later. Laid out a “normal” sized saw to help line things up..

Counting on the til leaning back a bit, with an angled front. A 1×1 will give a spot for the handles to sit on..

And up at the other end, another will get a bunch of kerf cuts

Let the glue up sit a day….

Today, I took the clamps off. Tried a circular saw to cut the two halves apart. Meh….had to finish the cut with a handsaw. Stacked the two together, marked out more cuts. Bandsaw to make those. Left a lot of saw marks.
Stacked the sides up again…

Lined them up as close as I could, clamped the two into the leg vise, with a C clamp on the other end. The angled part was not a “straight” line angle, more of a tapered edge. Tried the Jumbo jack…

Was a bit too long, was having “issues” where the two angles met. Changed over to a cambered iron #5 jack, no more issues. Followed the cambered plane with a straight edged iron plane, then flipped the two over, and worked on the straight edge..

This time, I just used the straight edged iron Jack. Got all the edges looking good, now to work on the faces

Only two spots needed more thanjust a smooth plane. Along the glue line was a ridge. Cut the ridge down with that jack plane, then used a small smoother

A #3 sized No. 3C bb, sold at Sears, made by Millers Falls, even has a gold coloured logo…..

Oooh,Aaaah. Anyway, got all four faces done. Stood the two sides up, to see how much lean the til will have..

The Straight edge is to be the back of the til. All that angled stuff will be the front. Got out the Normal handsaw, again, to check to see IF it still fits in the til-to-be..

Ok, handle fits..

And the toe end.
Picked a few extra boards up today. Needed a 1×8 and a couple 1×4s. The wide one will be the “base”, and the 1×4s will be the top, and maybe a few other parts. Swept up the ankle deep shavings, and called it a night..

Stay tuned, may get some assembly stuff started this week…

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

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#1 posted 04-10-2017 08:26 PM

Very cool project. Something I need to make at some point. How many are you anticipating fitting in? Will you have back saws in there as well?
Will it have a door/back?

-- -Will, FoundSheep Designs

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#2 posted 04-10-2017 09:07 PM

Still designing as I go…..some of the 17+ saws are backsaws.. Not sure about any doors, yet.

Just something to store all the saws in, about all it is.

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

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