Maple Chest of Drawers #4: Stile number two

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-28-2017 02:38 AM 971 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally caught up…..I wanted to at least get Stile number 2 done…..or close to it, before the thumb called a halt.

This one did have a decent edge, just needed the saw marks removed..

But,,,the other edge needed a lot of work, which made a lot of shavings. I tried to use the Stanley No.8 , could not get a decent grip on it. Went with the 0-7 again. The good edge barely needed any work..

So I decided to use that for the groove. Tried it while still in the crochet…..kept hitting it and the leg vise with the fence of the 45….dogs into the dog holes, and clamped it up, again..

Waxing the skates helped, so did following the grain….also a good idea to watch where the chips go….had one get stuck between the fence and the stile…..little wide. Again, I traced out for the foot detail, using Stile #1 as a pattern..

During clean up, things were a tad “off”....clamped the two stiles together and “adjusted” them until they matched
While I had these two clamped up where they couldn’t move..

I used the rails and a square to transfer rail locations to stile #2. And, mark out for the mortises. I also figured the length of the panels. Made a partial crosscut on the Mitre Box ( a 1×8! WHEW!) then used the bandsaw to follow the kerf to complete the cuts.

And wound up with these two panels from one plank. I hauled a few more planks down the stairs to the shop, and laid out a few more crosscuts, and a couple rip cuts. I also laid the last two stiles on the bench, and used that straightedge to mark where they need to to planed to.

That wide, yellow pencil? It needed sharpened, before I could use it..

I got out a sharp chisel ( not easy to do with this thumb)

Push the chisel around until a point was formed on the end..

And used the pencil for most of the day, had to refresh the point once or twice…

By the time I got to the last two stiles being marked out, the thumb was calling “Quitting Time!” so I closed the shop up for the day. Gave the thumb a Percocet to make it feel better.
Maybe tomorrow, I can get a little more done? Stay tuned…..

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

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