Saw Til #2: Moving day, crosscutting parts

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-11-2017 02:03 AM 1085 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: From scraps to a til Part 2 of Saw Til series Part 3: Dovetails, lots of dovetails »

Found a spot for the til to call “home” ....right on the end of the lathe bench…..first, a few things have to move out of the way. A B&D WorkMate was sitting in that spot, with a huge sander sitting on it… the sander moved elsewhere..

To the Power Tool Bench. Table is merely stowed for now, can place it where it is needed, later.

Almost cleaned off workmate is in it’s new home…might even be able to USE it, now.

Swept the floor a bit…

And moved an old tool box to help hold things in place..

Top of the box is about the underside of the til. Had to trim the lathe bench a bit, found a hidden screw with the “cheapo” Aldi’s handsaw. Saved the “Good” saws that way. Had a 2×4 to act as a cleat..

Placed the two sides to see how they fit…..will do for now. Will need to make a wider cleat to standout the bottom a bit. Supper time..

Later, I decided to at least do some crosscuts, to be ready for any joinery…

Measured a few times, and came up with a length from outside to outside of 18-3/4” and cut a pair of 1×4s on the mitre saw,cordless edition…. Next. Grabbed a handsaw down, and laid out the spacing for the “kerf board” where the saw’s teeth will go in the til. Started out trying the bandsaw, as there was a lot of cuts to do…didn’t work out too well, slots were a bit too wide. Went back to the mitre saw..

Then went over those slots with a handsaw. At least those won’t rattle. Needed a 1×1 for the handle rest..

Also cut to 18-3/4” long. Once I figure out the joinery, I can use a block plane to roundover two corners, the give the handles something to sit on. Then the Cardio Workout. The base/bottom of the til is a 1×8. Needed to cut it to 18-3/4”long, squarely. Mitre saw again..

Takes a while to saw through. Forgot a nail…

Out on the end of the saw, there is a hole, a finishing nail fits through the hole. Not to hang the saw up, but…

To stop you from pulling back too far, and pulling out of the rear guide. I did check to see IF I have enough plywood for a back..

Looks like it. There are the two 1×4s, the kerf board, and handle rest, the two long skinny things are the two side pieces, and then the base/bottom board. Busy day, for a Monday….

Maybe I can start some joinery stuff tomorrow? Stay tuned…

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