That OddLots Ad #20: More mortises, and a few panels

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-26-2018 04:12 AM 649 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 19: Tenons and mortises, and a short day Part 20 of That OddLots Ad series Part 21: Panels are done, glue up made, next? »

Another day closer to this thing being …..done.

Laid the second stile against the first one, square to mark where the matching mortises will be…bad sign, that is not a shadow in there. I made a curved chisel last year, to help clean the bottoms of mortises,,,,today, it chose to snap the first 1/8” off….grrrrrr.
Got the next one done, without breaking anything else..

Got the middle one done, turned things around, and chopped the last two…dry fit, then set this aside out of the way

Made a jig, to raise a few panels…

Jig was rebuilt a few times, too. Goal was for it to hold a panel still, long enough to plane a bevel

First was the end grain sides…then the long grain sides…When all the show side edges were beveled, flip the panel over, and get a few more planes out…

Mainly the Wards (Stanley ) #78….and the Auburn #181….needed a rebate around all the edges, on the back side

Big woody to clean up after the 78. Used the other planes to fine tuned the beveled edges….did a dry fit..

Then grab the next panel from the stack. Bevel and rebates….then yet another dry fit..

two down, two to go…

Got tired of walking in this stuff…swept the floor….decided to stop for the day..
There seems to be an un-written Law of the Shop:

Any expanse of flat surface will soon fill up with…..stuff.

Later this evening, was told to bring up a load of towels from the dryer….about an hour later, brought the towels upstairs…..Seems a third panel has been raised, and dry fitted. Forgot to take the camera along, didn’t need it to do the towels…along with the load of clothes IN the washer getting tossed into the dryer, and started up.

Somehow, the Heart Monitor came loose, and fell out of my shirt….and onto the bench…yet, time to quit.
I did a bit of “prep” on the last panel….make it easier tomorrow to get it raised…and MAYBE a glue up?

Stay tuned….

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

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#1 posted 09-26-2018 12:21 PM

I am enjoying this build blog. Sometimes it seems like I spend as much time cleaning up as I do making something.
Gene from down the road in Springfield

-- socrbent Ohio

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#2 posted 09-26-2018 02:14 PM

This one’s really coming along.

I can clutter a clean shop in seconds!!

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

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 09-26-2018 02:49 PM

Looks like you’re moving right along with this project….Looking good, so far, and you’re getting on the down hill drag of completion….It won’t be long now till you’ll have a completed project….Time to give the shop a good cleaning afterwards….!!

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

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