That OddLots Ad #7: Bottom frame and the dividers

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-11-2018 03:15 AM 917 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Monday..normally the shop is closed. However, sitting around the house doing nothing gets BORING…makes a great motivator to get something done. Too wet for yard work….might as well head to the shop..
Bottom frame needed built. I have a way of cutting mortises on the ends of a board..
I use the tenon to lay out for the mortise

Then I use a backsaw at an angle, to saw as much as I can….even dragging the toe back out of the cut a few times

Then a mortise chisel that matches the width of the mortise, digs a deep hole at the far end..

Then lay the chisel down…bevel up…

The goal here is to pop the waste up…

And clean things out, until the tenon fits..

Hey, one done, three others to do. Also had 6 regular mortises to chop. Again, laid out using the tenon that goes here..

Chop a bit..

And check the fit…

Got one stile done, and fitted to the rails….

Bottom frame gets an extra rail…to attach the center foot to…lay out the mortises for the other stile, and get those done..and fitted..

Had to scrounge around, to find enough 1×2 scraps, to make 8 more corner blocks. Got those cut and drilled.

Set up the frame in the vise, and started spreading the glue around ( have gotten better at marking which part goes where, too ) and started add the clamps ( 4) and the corner blocks (8)

Center rail does not get the blocks. Once the blocks were in place, I could move a clamp a bit..

At least until the glue sets up. Set this mess aside, for now. 1×12s needed cut to length of 33-1/2”

Got rid of the bad square, found one that was actually ..square! Checked the ends of the boards..only one end was even square? Started from there..marked out a line…and tried to cut off the bad stuff..

Didn’t see any “live” ones. Might save this for a shelf. Got both boards trimmed for length….however..

A 1×12 does NOT come in 14” widths. So, I had to cut a few 1×2s to 33-1/2” long, spread some more glue (getting low on that, too) and a few clamps….one divider done..

Needed to scrounge up enough clamps for the second panel….glue had set up on the frame, used those clamps, and a few more that I found..

These will wind up a bit wider than I need, but I can rip and plane them down to the size needed.

So…have 2 side panels about ready, both the top and bottom frames ready, and the dividers in the clamps

Need to use either the #78, or the #45 to mill a rebate along the back edge of the side panels….to house the plywood backs. IF I can get the dividers cut for width..I can do a little assembly work? Then start milling parts for the face frames and the two doors…going to be a “fun” week…

Face frames and the doors will be out of Ash…panel IN the doors may be Oak. May do Shaker style panels?
Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 09-11-2018 11:17 PM

That’s going to be sturdy!

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

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