Chest of Pine Drawers #5: Sides are done

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-05-2018 04:20 PM 676 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Meandered back to the shop, yesterday….had a few things to mill up…

Side #1 still had two of these sockets to do…

While that light comes in handy to see hates it…Set this side over in the leg vise..

I knew there was a reason that shelf stuck out a bit…set up the Wards #78…

Scratch awl is to pick stuck shavings out….also had a scrap of 1/4” plywood check the depth of cut..

Thumb was getting a bit sore. Once the rebate was done…I could set this side over on the dryer, for now

All of this mess was from flattening side #2….cambered jack, a couple long jointer planes and a #4 smooth plane..

Just like the other panel…even had some tearout on one end…laid side #1 on top..

The goal here was to mark side 2, to match side 1….and get rid of the worst spots….

This became the “foot end” then I also marked the locations of the sockets..

Which left the “top” to be trimmed down….The foot end was easy to do…

But the other end needed something else….speed square also works as a circular saw..

I use the saw’s foot plate to set the fence…motor side on the waste side ( fence too tall..) and clamp the fence as square as I can…and make the cut, holding the saw against the fence as I go..

Then lay out and cut four sockets…and then the rebate…

Then clamped both sides together, to double check how things lined up….then just left them there, while I cleaned the floor, yet again..

Legs were cramping up….fan set on “HIGH” wasn’t helping a bit…was time to go upstairs, have a bowl of Ice Cream while sitting in front of the A/C unit….

Maybe later today, IF things cool off a bit…I can cut the top’s panel for length? Might have enough left over, to resaw into 5 kickers? maybe a little assembly work? We’ll see….
Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 07-05-2018 05:10 PM

You get more work done in an afternoon than I do in an entire weekend, and in the heat and humidity. Maybe I need to ditch the A/C so I don’t dawdle about when I’m in the shop?

Do you have any issues with board movement on big pieces like this when they get moved inside?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 07-05-2018 05:33 PM

Shop is in a basement….anywhere else would be drier….only one far…had a bad knot in a pantry doors…caused a split. Doors expand ( now) and contract ( winter) but not much else…..

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

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#3 posted 07-05-2018 10:21 PM

Looking Good!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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