That OddLots Ad #17: A bit of assembly, and other weird stuff

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-22-2018 02:20 PM 497 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A “Smart Phone” goes stupid…Computer goes on a brain fart trip ( computer LSD??) Order and PAY for a single heater insert, and two show up at the house? Doctor’s office visit….once one of THOSE days…..

There was a bit of woodworking done as well, though. Took a couple trips to the shop, to get set up, and do a bit of assembly…..Couple drills needed to go downstairs, a E-Cord reel needed to go along with them. And the Camera..

Cord reel, because that slab of Ash was in the way of the power strip…

At least I could hang the plugs from the clamps, on the end of the slab. had a pair of drills set up, rather than spend all day changing two bits back and forth, I just changed drills…

The all metal one has a 3/8” Forstner bit, the other has a bit for pilot holes. I drill the counter-bores first, easier to set the pilot drill afterwards. There is also a drill set up to drive the screws in tight..

Called a Hammerhead. Has a bit of impact drive to the driver. I also used a few clamps and sticks…

To push or pull parts into alignment, or..

To hold things tightly together, until a screw can take over the job. I worked mainly from right to left, and from the top down to about the middle….

had to pull the case out a ways, in order to get my wide body close to the work. Got most of the holes done, screws driven ( and only one screw went off-course)...but, old knees do NOT do “Kneel” any more, and the back doesn’t like to bend like it used to…so, IF I can’t go to the Mountain…

The Mountain will just have to come up to me….finall got all the screws done..whew. There was something missing in the shop, though..

Hmmm? Well, at least I can sweep up a bit..

Found all the clamps piled up on the bench, or set back in their spots….

Ah…we have a Flight Deck? I was also test fitting the drawer front ( maybe Monday, I can build the drawer?)
Took a few tries to get this slab to sit where I wanted it…almost had a large knot front and center, that got changed quickly. Made sure the top’s slight bow was facing the right direction…..then “tacked it down” with a few screws. The pilot hole drill had already made a bunch of slotted holes in the top frame. Hammerhead to drive a few screws, for now.

The Bookcase this is replacing has rounded corners. Got tired of finding a sharp corner with my elbows, anyway.
Also needed the big square, as the ends will need trimmed square..

As for the fancy plane? It likes to do tear-outs too much. Will use the No. 7c to flatten the flight deck.

May work on that, today…doubt IF this will scoot around too much…weighs more than me!

After I finally get all the clamps and other toys off the bench, and since I have the frame parts for the doors about ready…may see about getting the doors done?
Stay tuned….

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

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