That OddLots Ad #16: a top gets glued up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-21-2018 10:34 AM 470 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Going to be a big one, too
Had the three blanks about the right size..edges needed some work, though..

Plane is a Stanley No. 8….10 pounds..24” long…planks are 57-3/4” long. Far end is jammed into the bench’s Crochet..there is barely enough room between the near end, and the washer behind me. One edge jointed, then another, check for gaps..

Wider of these two will be the “front” edge of the top…had both edges to joint…made a lot of this sort of stuff..

While doing the third plank, that had a curve to the edge ( large knot causing that, from the other edge) needed a shorter jointer, to bring the high ends down a bit..

Stanley No. 6c, Type 10….quite a bit lighter than the #8. Then finish the full length with the #8…..
Moved the third plank to another vise, spread some glue, and set the middle blank into the glue bead, slide around a bit until it “stuck” in place. Added a log caul on each end..extra hands. more glue and the third plank in place..add a few more clamps…..had ti tip the assembly up at one end….clamp was a bit long..

Due to the size of my shop…this is about the easiest way to glue up a large panel…..added a couple extra clamps to the cauls on the ends, to pull them into flat..

Never know when a few scraps will come in handy…this panel is HUGE..

Almost shuts the shop down. I can work on the case a bit, as long as I don’t NEED the bench….can’t even put me toys away..

Let alone sweep the messy floor..

Friday, once the Doctor visit is done, Heart Monitor checked…I can do a bit of work on the case, BEFORE this Aircraft Carrier Deck lands on it. May need a bit of help..Ash is a tad heavy. need a long cord for the drills, pilot holes and counter-bores need drilled, screws installed….maybe even plugs made….

Fire Place Insert ( electric) is supposed to be delivered today…..way my luck goes…right when I am sitting in the Doctor’s Office.

Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 09-21-2018 01:49 PM

Hope it fits up the basement stairs (don’t ask how I know about this) ;^)

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

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