That OddLots Ad #8: Dividers are done, and installed

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-12-2018 03:50 AM 1050 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had a morning road trip, and Lunch…did a bit of shopping for the shop..

Hand broom and dust pan set, since the last set got broken…gets rough in the shop, somedays. hauled two boxes to the shop, along with the clean up tools, and the camera…took two trips..

One box has the Stanley #45. That mallet? It is the red handled rawhide one I had been using lately. Taped up to keeps things clean. Handle for a better grip, head so it doesn’t “peel” anymore.
The other box?

Will be needing that Wards #78 later….once it gets set up. Got the divider panels out of the clamps, to see how much to rip from one edge..

Hmmm, THAT much? Laid each on the bench, marked the cut line..used a Vintage saw to do the cuts..

6” SKIL saw. Then needed to joint the edges straight, and remove the saw marks..

Then laid the panels flat on the bench..

Used these two planes to get things almost flat..

The add-on strips were a hair different in thickness….what the first two planes couldn’t do..

Old Smoothie could. It has no camber to the iron. It is a Stanley No. 7c, type 9. and still working great..

Made a mess on the floor..that I had to clean up..

Got to use the new dust pan!. Laid a frame on the bench..

Square to draw a center line, vintage drill to make a few holes…( had slid this off to the end of the board, avoids drilling the wrong part)...then another Vintage drill..

Why change bits, when you can just change drills….this one has a countersink bit…Then, had to bring a cordless drill/driver to the shop, and install a few glue. Got one frame attached to both dividers…somehow.

Then hauled the mess off the bench, set it up to install the other frame…..then stood that assembly up..on it’s end

With it sitting on it’s side, I could lay one of the end panels on it, to see which edge i could rebate, for the plywood backs..marked that, set the panel in the leg vise, and clamped the far end to the side of the bench…

Set up the Wards (Stanley) No. 78 to cut a 1/4” deep rebate, about..5/8” wide, or so….Started peeling Ash..

Learned a different grip ( no sore thumb!) and made a LOT of shavings..

Rubbed things with a candle every few trips..( and hang on!) until I hit the depth stop..

One done….and that would be it for the day…plane wise..even with the fan blowing full force, I was soaked.
Did a dry fit, to see how little I have gotten done..

Sides are c clamped in place, for now….

Need to get the other rebate done, and start cutting parts for the face frames…later see about some shelves, and a couple doors…and another jug of Gatorade…
Stay tuned..

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

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#1 posted 09-12-2018 11:11 AM

Bandit – just wanted you to know that even though many of us don’t comment on your great blogs, I for one, enjoy reading them, and always learn something, even if I don’t post a comment. Please keep the illustrated build blogs coming.

BTW – that drill and skil saw are the definition of “vintage”.

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

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#2 posted 09-12-2018 02:16 PM

I always enjoy following your builds. Thanks for taking the time to document the story.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 09-12-2018 02:50 PM


I’m still here, and keeping up with the blog and build…..Making some good headway…..Nice…!!!

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

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#4 posted 09-12-2018 08:17 PM

Looks to me as if is coming along nicely.

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

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