That OddLots Ad #11: Short day IN the shop

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-15-2018 11:27 PM 709 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: A tale of three tasks to do Part 11 of That OddLots Ad series Part 12: Up date to the Project.. »

Had trouble getting any sleep the night before. Mostly in this computer chair….

Remember back in High School Industrial Arts Class, where you had to build certain wood joints to pass a test?
Half Lap…was suppose to be an easy one….lay things out, back saw to cut the waste away….easy as 1,2,3…right?

Hmmmm..One ( after the layouts)

Need to remember to cut on the waste side of the lines..

Same saw, just a rip cut, this time…and, IF things were done right..

Three. You wind up like this. half the joint is done. Sometimes, you needed to angle a cut…

Come in from each edge, and hope they meet in the middle…Got the four outside corners cut, and ready to be finetuned..

Hauled on of the new 1×6 x 80” Ash planks to the shop…needed a “slab” about 39” long…crosscut that…got to looking it over….one edge was clear…the other edge was full of knots….needed two pieces ripped, both roughly 2” wide. While thinking of a way to clamp this board in place while the circular saw did it’s thing…drilled a couple holes for screws into the edge with all the knots…once the two good strips from ripped, toss the knotty one into the “burn pile”....

usual wavy edges from the saw…clamped the two parts the leg vise, and..

Well, welll, there is indeed a use for a tool well, afterall! Used a few planes to joint the edges ..

Jack plane to knock most of the high spots down a bit….then the No. 7c to joint the entire length….
And that was about it, for that day, was a bit tired.

Today was shopping day! Home Depot to order the fireplace insert…( delivery in 10 days?) and buy a 1×6 x 6’ pine board. Got lucky…the board was almost defect free, no warps, and a few “pin knots”.

Also needed to price some plywood ( ouch!)...Boss needed to go to Wall E World for a few things..decided I needed a new bottle of glue.

While I wait by the mailbox…I could that drawer, install the middle two rails without the fixed shelf. Once the insert arrives, I can build and install that and the fixed shelf above it. I need the center rails, in order to start building the two doors. Might even glue up the top, and the shelves that go inside the door areas.

Not much going on today…needed a nap, to let the Single Brain Cell Sketch Up reboot, and come up with a Plan, again…
Stay tuned….going to be a LONG 10 days…

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

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#1 posted 09-16-2018 06:39 AM

While the computer was trying to fix itself….I went to the shop, for a while…all four outside corners are tuned up

The middle two rails/stile/verticals? Anyway, one is almost done, get the other later. There is a fancy board just under the drawer..that has a curve profile….Curve was marked out and bandsawn tonight. May install that with a mortise and tenon joints..

We’ll see how Sunday goes..

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

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#2 posted 09-17-2018 02:15 PM

It’s no fair that you make it look so easy.

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#3 posted 09-17-2018 08:36 PM

Just like a computer- trying to keep you out of the shop!

Lookin’ Good!

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

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