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A Stepback Cupboard build #12: Bookcase needs a door

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-27-2018 03:30 AM 472 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Face frame, and a bit of assemby work.. Part 12 of A Stepback Cupboard build series Part 13: Build a door? »

Well, I snuck back down to the shop later that night…..fought with the bandsaw to rip a few boards..

Plan was to rip two stiles, and two rails, to build a frame to house a raised panel door…..1/2” blade was duller than….

Threw it away, the only sharp blade left in the shop was a 1/4” wide one. Somehow managed to rip the four pieces to width….the two in the picture are the rails. Wavy as an old county road. Had to use a jointer plane to level things out. Then set up the stanley#45 as a plough plane….

This turned out to be a bit too shallow…simple enough to fix, merely raised the depth stop a bit..got the two rails all nice and groovy..

Set them aside, adjusted the jig, and worked on the stiles a bit..

Between the jointer work, and the plough work, was soon ankle deep in crunchies..

I wanted to set the stiles in place, with the grooves, so I could measure for the size of the raised panel..

Couple clamps to keep them there… panel needed to be 18-3/4” wide, by 27-3/4” tall….called it a night..

Ok, early start this morning…for me, anyway..0900
Hauled the last two planks of Ash to the shop….crosscut to about …28” or so….But, three boards were not wide enough for the 18-3/4” width..but four boards was way too wide….decided to match the panel in the base cabinet, and have a narrow strip…..marked the worst of the 4 ( had a bad knot) to get me close, and ripped the extra off..

None of thes had a straight, glue ready edge, and a couple were cupped….cupped I can deal with..

I used that Millers Falls #14 for all the morning’s work….soon had a lot of shavings…

And they were piling up on the floor..had to sweep things up, a couple time. Worked on each board, cup removed, edges jointed…and finally could test fit two boards together..

Then worked on the narrow board, and finally on the last board..

Checking for gaps, and areas that were wider than needed…as in a hair too thick. Got out the glue and a few clamps. Leg Vise and a C clamp to help hold things still….bead of glue, slide the next board around in the glue, and then do the next board….finally was able to clamp the mess together, without it blowing apart..

Added a couple cauls, to keep thing flat….

Then swept the floor for about the fourth or fifth time…

Most of these shavings were headed out to the fire pit…..had a lot of cardboard to burn, these make excellent firestarters…

I think I should have fired that fan up…I was soaked by the time the clamps went on…working too hard?

Tomorrow, I can get the clamps off, square the edges….and then do the raising of the panel…might even build the frame to house it…...stay tuned….

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