Maple Chest of Drawers #6: Raising Panels,bad Sunday, Good Monday..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-01-2017 03:43 AM 1655 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, Sunday, I thought I could get something done… too distracted, tried to do too many things at once..

Built a jig to use for raising the panels…..I even got one panel finished ( I thought) up…..even tried a dry fit with the panel….

Did not go well….got a few other panels cut to size..

And a few needing to be cut down…

Things were piled up, could not focus on one task….gave up, and closed the shop. Went out Rust Hunting, instead…

OK, Monday…normally shop is closed….but…I had a few rusty tools that needed rehabbed….got those done,..

It was when Ilaid these two rehabbed chisels down..I started to rethink about those panels….

Top panel was STILL in the jig from Sunday…

Decided to try a different approach….I got out the Wards ( Stanley) #78, and an old shoulder plane..

The Wards because it has a fence…the shoulder plane came then go to work, cleaning up after the 78

Got all four edges with a rebate….Flipped the panel back over. A Stanley #4c to plane a bevel..

I had a “gauge block” to check the fit. Sometimes, the rebate needed a little tune up..

I could flip the panel over, a few swipes of the shoulder plane to correct the fit. and on to the other end. I did both end grain ends, before doing the edges…

I used a junior jack plane to get close, then the #4c to fine tune the fit..

Turn the panel around, and do the other edge. Top panel is NOW done. which leaves those two that were sitting on my bandsaw, Sunday….rechecked the cut lines…one was off..surprise. Bandsaw to rip. I used the junior jack to joint away the way cuts,....something didn’t quite look right…not in a hurry, rechecked…one end was wider….

Marked a new line that showed how much to plane off….got most of it with the jack…then a clean up with the #4c..

Which left the wavy end grain ends….what else..

“Shooter Plane”! Wasn’t worried about any blowout on the edge…will be planed out, anyway…
All nice and square….rebates cut…..bevels planed and tuned?

And another raised panel gets done….then they were stashed over ON the frame..

Not in the frame. I need to yank the bottom panel back out, add the rebates, and THEN maybe a glue up…

Bench is still jigged up to raise panels…..have the ones for side 2 to raise. May do those, the next time I am in the shop…I need the bench cleared before any other jobs can get done. then, some mortises can be chopped…and a glue up or two? I managed to at least get a few 1×2 x8’ pine boards today….webframes. I was going out to buy a plank or two of Maple, from a friend….Monday being Monday..he wasn’t home.

Stay tuned….I might get something done..yet.

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

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#1 posted 08-01-2017 10:08 AM

Nice work. Another project coming along quite well.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 08-01-2017 10:20 AM

A Dewalt Router might speed things up a bit!

-- Regards Rob

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