That OddLots Ad #14: Making the top, part 1

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-19-2018 12:31 AM 611 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: Late start, frame glue up Part 14 of That OddLots Ad series Part 15: Door parts »

Can’t work at the bench, right…I can cleaned of the top of the case, haul three planks to the shop…

First two, I could carry in one trip…they are also the shortest of the three…60-61” Plank #3 was a bit longer..

Needed to rip one of the planks of about 1-1/2” wide strip….

There were two like this one. Could not reach my go-to saw…

SKIL 6” saw….however, I do have another such Vintage saw..

Craftsman 7-1/4” saw…with a Irwin rip blade… of these days, I’ll get a good blade for it..
I couple use the case as a tall saw bench…

Lots of places to set a clamp. Ripped the bad edge from one plane…then set up for a few crosscuts..

That extra 20” is now gone…Reset the three planks. to get a decently straight edge on one end..

Those be the cutoffs….the other end can be squared up, after the glue up.
The other rip was not done..was an issue in the width of the top, since I wanted a bit of overhang along the front.

Plenty here? Have to remember, that face frame (3/4” thick) also sits here….If I rip the other knot off, that will amount to 1-1/2” loss in width…plus what I lose in jointing all the edges for a glue up..

Gaposis? Need to joint these gaps away. This is as tight as that clamp can pull things together….we have work to do…..
I also had the blank for the drawer front marked for length…and crosscut it..

Was a busy day, today. waiting on glue to cure overnight…then the forest of clamps can be removed…after that?
Stay tuned..

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

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#1 posted 09-19-2018 03:08 AM


Still here watching the progress…It looks like you are making some good sawdust…..!! You have plenty of it everywhere…..!!

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

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