That OddLots Ad #21: Panels are done, glue up made, next?

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-27-2018 03:41 PM 482 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: More mortises, and a few panels Part 21 of That OddLots Ad series Part 22: Door hung, drawer started.. »

There are two things that making a raised panel with hand planes produces…...lots of sweat, and..

This is about average for one panel….heart monitor was having trouble staying stuck to me.

Managed to get the last of the panels made, and fitted….then spread some glue around..

While this in not going to be a new workbench….I can get some use out of it. Frees up space on the bench..

Hmmm…in theory? Rather than do 1/2 blind dovetails on the drawer front, decided to see IF there was enough 1×6 Ash still around..I had enough to build a door….but, what about doing the 14” long sides of the drawer? Then through dovetails could be done, and look way better than Pine?

Scrounged around a bit, last night…..Figured up what I needed cut, and where. I could get one drawer side and one raised panel out of one plank…and get rid of an ugly knot..

Being a bit late at night, didn’t want to wake up the house with the circular saw’s noise…tried out a different kind of saw…

Called a frame saw. 9ppi, crosscut, Maple frame. I am a little out of practice, being used to all things “Disston”

I am able to follow a straight line..barely

But it’s the verticals where the problem is….might be the saw’s blade, might be the saw’s operator?

Well, since I do have a plane to plane end grain..

Was doing great! Until I noticed one of these two had slipped down…so, I had to trim the scooter a bit, to match the shot one…we have ways..

I also jointed the edges, so the two side pieces matched each other….one had a taper going on.

So…doing all this cutting & trimming, I have two drawer sides ready…and a pair of panel blanks.

Which I stashed with the rest of the door parts….there will be enough to build the other door. One of the pieces of Ash did not get used..

May yet rip the “good” off of this one, and burn the left overs…along with this too short, all knot thing..

Firepit fodder. Today’s efforts will involve these little items..

Once the door is out of the forest of clamps, edges jointed, edges squared up…may just install the hinges (3) and hang the door. VIX bit may be a bit too big…the other style one should be about right. Dividers to help lay out dovetails…
That be the plan for today…anyone is more than welcome to show up, and help out..
Stay tuned…..

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

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#1 posted 09-28-2018 02:52 PM

Really coming along!

I’d love to see your process for using dividers to layout dovetails.

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

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#2 posted 09-28-2018 03:30 PM

Layouts were more of an eyeball thing. Start from both edges, and work towards the middle of the board. I used a 1/4” chisel to space things….didn’t want too skinny of a tail or pin that I couldn’t chop with the chisels I have.

IF I wanted evenly spaced dovetails, I would set the dividers to that spacing, and work from the edges in, again.

Whichever is easiest at the time….depending on how the brain is working.

Sometimes, I get lucky..

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

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#3 posted 09-28-2018 11:52 PM


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

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