A project in Maple #1: start ups

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-21-2017 01:02 AM 861 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Still had a stack of Maple “scraps” sitting around, needed a project to use them up on…...maybe a small blanket chest? Let’s see…

This is most of the wood supply….I also went and bought a 1×4 x 8’ Maple plank, as I might need a few pieces to cover ..oops items….

I had this glued up panel from Charles Neil….and there was a 5/4 slab in the stack..

It did have a crack that finally gave way. Not sure why it was stained, either. Set up the resaw jig…

With the idea of ripping that 5/4 slab into corner posts, for a frame and raised panel case..

Then running a jointer along the edges, to get rid of the saw marks…

I also milled a few other parts up..

Mainly rails. Those corner posts needed a little extra work..

I wanted to get rid of that stain….

Easy enough to do…

Had four larger boards, and made a couple glued up panels….to be made into some raised panels…

Set all these aside for a day….

Figured out a profile for the “feet”. Bandsaw to cut these out.

Did a bit of layout out work, to determine what size rails and a center stile I needed…wound up cutting the rails wrong…will recycle on the shorter ends..

The next day was not a good day…started out doing bevels

Finally got two panels all nicely raised..I thought….did a dry fit…to check for fits…

Something wasn’t quite right….ploughed ahead, anyway…

Rails needed grooves to house the panels, tenons needed cut, mortises needed chopped..another full dry fit..

This is actually about the third try. Corner post at the top doesn’t even have the mortises done, yet. Nothing wanted to fit where I wanted it to….got to checking those raised panels…..1/8” too wide, 1/8” too long, about the same out of square…Grrrrrr. Ok, got that problem fixed, and the edges re-beveled….then stopped for the night.

In the next episode, things were much better…stay tuned….there was glue ups done!

xt day…..

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

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#1 posted 09-21-2017 01:32 AM

Bandit there you are again, I was getting concerned as to your state of health. I hadnt seen anything for a while.

Good to see you are A OK.

Nice work on the panels.

I take it you know your router would make quick work of panels!

I did some “playing about” myself this week making curved doors or more correctly just one curved door.

Lotta fun just rubbish material pallets and stuff just lying about hence the nail and knot holes visible

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 09-21-2017 01:48 AM

Wood is wood…

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

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