That OddLots Ad #5: Side panels are done

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-09-2018 12:07 AM 625 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Panel #2 is in the clamps.... Part 5 of That OddLots Ad series Part 6: We have Plan, and one frame done »

Panel #2 came out of the clamps today. Jointed one edge straight…then got the idea to clamp panel #1 to Panel #2

And joint the edges til they matched…that was the plan….however..

With the other sides even..had this much to remove…more than “Just a little off the top”...wasn’t ready to push the No.7c THAT much… out an older jack plane, and roughed things down a bit..

Just to get things close..

For the other two planes to finish it up…

Going to be one of THEM days. Then flipped both panel up onto the bench…goal was to trim one end square, and call them TOP…in theory…I could use the framing square to mark a line or two, then use a jig and the circular saw..

Something wasn’t right…saw was acting strange…cut was ragged….got to checking the lines

Square is off, by about an 1/8”? Found this out, after the first foot profile was cut…and was laying out the matching cuts on the other panel….grrrrr..went back, with a better square, re -cut the ends. The #62 then plane the waves out of the ends.
Foot profile? Well, a quart can, a compass, and a square and a little freehand drawing..

Retraced the marks on the other panel, and cut out the “excess” stuff. Stood both panels up, with the new feet on the floor….seemed to be a match…set them aside..

And cleaned up a mess..all them shavings and sawdust got swept up…
With all the rain around here, lately….and the shop’s habit of getting a creek across the floor, I clamped the two panels back together, and laid the “bundle” on the bench, for now..

And used the #62 as a scrub plane? Center was a tad higher than the sides….decided to give this a try…
Now I can figure out the rest of the parts, and how to build them….might even draw up a Plan?
Stay tuned…( I think I won the argument about the paint thing…for now)

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

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#1 posted 09-09-2018 01:35 PM

I like that foot profile.

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#2 posted 09-09-2018 02:42 PM

What Lew said!

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#3 posted 09-09-2018 03:34 PM

You’re moving right along at a steady pace….Things are looking good and shaping up nicely….Glad you got the problem figured out about the panels…..!! Keep up the progress…You’re getting there…!!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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