A project in Maple #2: Hey, glue ups!

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-21-2017 01:28 AM 832 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today, was much better. Even remembered to turn the shop light and the fan on! Goal was to get at least the front assembly glued up, and a start on the back assembly..

Last two mortises were chopped…did a few fittings with the rest of the parts. There was another panel glued up….took it out of the clamps, and used the two completed raised panels to mark out for size…..blank was an inch shorter than I wanted…..decided a wider center stile would work….set these parts aside for a while. Time for glue and clamps..and cussing…

I had a few panels to glue up. I jointed the edges first, spread a bead of glue, and then clamped things up. Cauls to keep thing flat..almost. Set two of these aside…

This was the first one. Second one is in the picture above. Those out of the way…time for the main event on the fight card…..

Couple of pipe clamps, an F clamp, and then the last pipe clamp. Used a box end wrench to help turn the screws on the clamps…once everything was tightly in place. I used a few small nails, to “pin” the joints, on the “inside”

Where they won’t show. Set this aside….

I had other chores to do….had to re-adjust the fence on the Stanley #45, to get it centered on a stile..

This style of fence has a “micro-adjust” bolt. Unlock the small one, use the larger one to move the fence a hair or three, towhere the cutter is centered. Jig to hold the center stile still long enough..

Both edges get a groove. Later, I’ll cut tenons on the ends. Set this aside. Panels for the back’s raised panels had a problem…

One of the two boards was a bit thicker….too thick, actually….hmmm, we have ways

A Stanley No. 5c Cambered Jack plane. Used across the grain, to scrub off the excess lumber….lots of big shavings…

You should see what was on the floor… A beltsander and a smooth plane to finish flattening things out. Did both faces on both panels..whew! Back started to act up, time to quit for today….3 hours was about enough, anyway.

Need to haul that 1×4 plank to the shop..tomorrow. Need to make a few parts with it. Maybe raise those two freshly flattened panels and see about a glue up of the back assembly….maybe? Then figure out the end panels.

Lid will just be a breadboard edged lid. Might get a little fancy with it? We’ll see. Until the next exciting episode

Stay tuned…

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