That OddLots Ad #15: Door parts

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-20-2018 01:08 AM 531 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had two work sessions in the shop, today….along with running errands for the Boss…..
First up….all those clamps had to be removed..slowly. last thing i wanted to hear was a “CRACK”...last clamp finally came off…Found out just how heavy this frame is! Managed to get it over to the case…and clamped it to one end…case is a hair out of square….

Plan now is to screw one end into place where it is supposed to go….and work towards the other end….Found the brand new Forstner bit..

Installed it in the drill. i can drill into the parts deep as needed…until I reach the spot on the shank where it narrows down. Bit is a 3/8”. The plug cutter I use is also 3/8”...cuts a tapered plug in face grain. Much easier than doing dowels, no need for a special saw, and don’t have to deal with end grain.
Had one blank for a stile for the doors…needed another 3 made.. Had a bit of “scrap” about the right length…and made a few rip cuts with that big Craftsman saw.
Clamped all four blanks up..and took the Boss where she wanted to go…

Finally could sneak back to the shop…Those four blanks needed trimmed for length..

Was able to save two of the cut-offs..the other two were a bit too “knotty”. Length should be about right..the problem was in the wavy edges, and being tapered…wavy we can deal with..

Jack plane to knock the higher spots down, the #7c to flatten the length….got to checking things…one end was 1/8” wider on all 4 blanks? Hmmm, time for Heft & Hubris…and a sore shoulder…

Stanley #8…..I started down at the “high” end, and work my way back. Finally reach the other end…

No taper. Needed some wide rails made..

6, to be exact….these were ripped from a couple other “scraps”...and will be..

A top rail for each door, a lock rail for each, and a bottom rail….building two doors. Since I didn’t want to do glue-ups for the raised panels, needed 4 skinny rails made..

Right after I took this picture, I got the other two rails made. Panels will be cut from other “scraps”

Should get two raised panels out of this one….panels will set in 1/4” grooves…made with this old timer..

Will use “Haunched” tenons to connect the rails to the mortises in the stiles. Shoulder cuts being done with this little saw..

Cheek cuts on the bandsaw.
Depending on how much sleep I get, how much room I need, and how much time I get..might actually get something done, tomorrow?

Stay tuned…( anyone is welcome to stop by and help, BTW)

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

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#1 posted 09-20-2018 06:45 PM

I don’t think a day goes by that you don’t get something done! I get tired just reading your posts!!

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

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#2 posted 09-22-2018 02:17 AM

Definitely moving along

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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