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Standing Desk of Cherry #3: Back leg work, a glue up or two..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-30-2017 11:52 AM 847 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Leg work.. Part 3 of Standing Desk of Cherry series Part 4: More leg work, glue ups, dry fits... »

Ok, Dungeon Shop is kind of a stuffy place to work, no air movement, unless you count me walking around. Got a few “helpers” set up..

Had an empty bottle I could refill with water..

Set up a fan to get things cooler…..around where I will be working..

Mainly sitting on this. I had a couple extra long pipe clamps in the shop…too long. Tried to cut them down from 6’ to 4’....pipe cutter broke. Hey, we have those hacksaws just hanging around. Got two 6’ pipes cut to 4’, and a 5’ one as well. Just no need in the shop for real long clamps.

Brought two boards down to the shop, needed a panel glued up. Crosscut @28” or so long, jointed the edges with the #5-1/2 Jumbo Jack. Used the new length clamps to do the glue up..

And set it aside. Back leg was set up on the now cleared bench..

Mortise chopped out..

And a dry fit.

Leg needed two more mortises chopped. Then I re-set a little jig on the bench…

Just to hold the leg still while the beading plane did it’s work..

One face done, rotate to bring the other face into the jig, and use the plane until this shows up..

Not sure IF there is a single cutter that can do that corner. Time for a dry fit of all four parts at once…

Amazing it can sit like that, without falling over….staged a few clamps.

Have them roughly the right opening, hate fiddling around. Spread some Elmer’s on the tenons, and the fight was on…..finally tried a third hand to hold things still..

Checked it a few times (10+!) for square…..then set it aside with the other glue up. Set up the last leg, had the mortise all marked out, tools at the ready…..hmmm, I NEED to make the stretcher that goes between the two ends…Might make glueing the entire base a tad easier? Trudge back upstairs to pick a matching board out of the scrap stash, trudge back down to the shop. Set the bandsaw to rip a blank out of the 1×8 to match the other stretchers. The the Langdon Mitre box to cut to length…..needed planed smooth and beaded on all four corners, but….back was getting stiff and sore, shoulders were getting sore, too…..time to call it a night, there is always tomorrow

Stay tuned….

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



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robscastle

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#1 posted 07-01-2017 04:12 AM

It that a Jameson stool I see?

BTW I have some possible live preserving advice: Stop putting tools on the wifes gear!! you could get killed for that!!
Or at least put a cover on it first.
Its a bit like somebody putting a cup of coffee or similar on the cast iron saw top.

-- Regards Rob

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bandit571

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#2 posted 07-02-2017 12:47 PM

Nah, just some green paint overspray.

As for Jameson..

It is for after shop time is done…..I have stairs to climb up out of the shop, after all….

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

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#3 posted 07-02-2017 10:13 PM

OK got it ….so you telling us your wobbly knees are from the stairs!

-- Regards Rob

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bandit571

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#4 posted 07-02-2017 11:41 PM

Ehhhhhh, could be…..

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

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