That OddLots Ad #25: seven hours in the shop?

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-03-2018 06:05 PM 589 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Plus a road trip to get a couple 1×12s for shelves..and a quart of stain….might take today off….kind of sore.

Ok, this is going to be a LONG post….I started at 10:00 am and finished the main part by 4:00pm….then the road trip, then another hour in the shop….picture heavy day, too…

On the way to the Dungeon Shop, looked out the backdoor of the house….NOT ready for leaves to be turning….

Cleared the benchtop off, then cleaned out the tool well, again..all sorts of goodies were found. The main part was making a jig, as I needed grooves done..

Stiles needed a groove made. not a whole lot of room left under the Stanley 45’s fence….needed a way to hold things in place..

Jig was moved a tad closer to the edge of the bench….screw & washer is then a tight fit….mallet to set a part in place tight. Both stiles were done..

But, the rest of the parts that needed a groove (or two) were a lot shorter…some I could c clamp in place..

But the two narrow rails were a bit harder to do. That 1/4” piece of plywood does have a notch, to fit the end of a part….

Ok, all the grooves were done…Gatorade Break. Came back from that, used a wide chisel, bevel down, to trim the installed plugs off flush…will hit them with a block plane later… of door #1 was….gappy. cut and fitted a filler strip and glue and clamped it in place, for a while….also adjusted the bottom hinge, to stop the squeaks the Boss doesn’t like…size 11 shoe helped…
Ok, back to the bench..

laid out the tenons on the rails….top and bottom rails use a haunched tenon….the others just a normal one…jig is to cut the tenons on the bandsaw…too crowded to use the mitre box…

Made a bunch of “Dominoes”. Once all the tenons were milled..

I got out the mortise jig…had 10 holes to dig..

usual suspects….dry fitted as I went along one stile..

Once these five were done, laid the two stiles together, and transferred marks to show where the mortises need to be..

Once those five were done, a dry fit of the completed frame was attempted…..hammer to adjust….frame was a hair of of square….got that adjusted….all the rails then sat nice and tight, and square…

Set this aside, out of the way….Panels? Had two already rough cut….rough being the word here..

Cut the to the final size needed…and made the ends square, too. That plank behind them, with that ugly knot?

Was trying to be a Knot Farm…was just enough room to cut two panels out, between the knots.

This is from the last trip of the day to the shop..was down there to take a few pictures…that WAS the plan..

Top of fixed door. Those plugs have a burnt ring around them may leave that as is…frame was moved out, for a better picture..

But, those 4 blanks did need a little “prep work” before I could actually raise them…

Beltsander to flatten the end grain…just to get it close. Then edge grain?

Was visited by a jack plane, until they were all alike….at least close enough to sit in a groove. I also made a jig..

So I can plane a bevel onto the end grain ends….Then change the jig for the sides to be beveled…same jig for adding a rebate around the inside edges…
About 7-1/2 hours IN the a few Gatorade Breaks. Somehow missed lunch…drat.

Resting up, today..might try again tomorrow?
Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 10-03-2018 06:12 PM

There was a long break (Supper) and a trip to Home Depot….a spare heater insert was returned. The Boss picked out the flavour of stain she wants…at least it will NOT be paint. I also sorted through a rack of 1×12 x 4’ find two that were worth buying. Those will be the three fixed shelves behind door#2.

Even saw a Funnel Cloud on the way home! About halfway to the ground, it gave up, and returned to the clouds.

Fought Honda Rush Hour Traffic on the way to the BORG….they were all gone on the way home….we were getting passed, while going 75-80mph! was too slow for some?

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

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#2 posted 10-04-2018 02:39 PM

That first pix of the work bench is encouraging. Wish I could get mine that organized!

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

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