That OddLots Ad #27: Door #2 done

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-05-2018 01:08 AM 658 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Started in just after Lunch….about 12:20 pm, or so…..quitting time was about 3:30 or so…
First up? Had the last of the plugs to install..
Maybe tomorrow, I can plane these down flush? Next, long grain bevels needed done..after I cleaned the floor up..had issues walking around on all those shavings….started out with a clean floor..

I was using a Millers Falls No.14 Jack plane for the long grain work….was a bit heavy..changed over to the smaller No. 11…..that is the No. 3c behind it. Made a decent enough shaving in the Ash..

Wound up with all four panels having the bevels done..

Time to re-do the jig, set up the Wards #78 for some end grain rebates..

Same parts as the other jig, just moved around a bit..the plane?

Then check for a fit..

Got all the end grain ones done, re-arrange the jig again..

Wasn’t going to change the 78…had a the stanley 45 handy. The 78 was using a spur to cut across the grain, the 45 was going with the grain, and didn’t need a spur/nicker…

The Auburn #181 plane helped clean things up….

Got the rebates all done…laid the panels out, to arrange how the grain would wind up….got the frame out of the clamps, and started to install the panels…..had a problem…some of these panels did NOT fit! All four are the same exact size… would seem that the rails were wrong…..went through and custom fitted each of the panels to the sizes needed to fit between the rails….hate when that happens….better than IF they had been too small, though….re-cut the rebates, re-planed the bevels….added the glue, and started the clamps… rail ( the middle one, again) wasn’t going along with the plan…..finally got it to go….cheater bar on the pipe clamp…

Will let this thing sit overnight, and then some….it was one of them days..

Still had leg and toe cramps….hauled the load of dry clothes from the dryer upstairs, and called it a day.

Maybe tomorrow, I can get a few other things done?
Stay tuned….(will need a bit of help to move this project around)

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

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#1 posted 10-05-2018 01:15 AM

Shavings on the floor…..hand planed raised panels is work….and very messy..

Had three piles like this to sweep up, today….

Took a piece of scrap Ash upstairs….gave on face of it a coat of the “Weathered Oak” stain….not much of a change in colour to the wood ( needs mixed better?) later, I added a coat of Amber Shellac…nice change of colour….looks like I’ll be using the stain AND the shellac…..The Boss has approved.

May wait until this thing is upstairs, and up of the shop, first.

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

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#2 posted 10-05-2018 11:34 AM

Bandit – you mentioned leg and toe cramps. I used to get them when I spent a lot of time in the shop. My wife (who is an Occupational Therapist) suggested that I do a some leg stretches to get the tendons and such loosened up. When I remember to do them I don’t get leg cramps. I spend 5 minutes doing the basic leg and back stretches. I also have a couple anti fatigue mats that I move around depending where I’m working.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 10-05-2018 02:28 PM

Nothing as nice as a big pile of fresh wood shavings! Ash is always nice to work with!

I have a bunch of the rubber mats, but have started to take magnesium once a week as recommended by a nurse friend, seems to help?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 10-05-2018 03:35 PM

I’m still hangin’ around bandit, and keeping an eye on this build…...I’ve watched your progress from the get-go….You’re getting close to the bottom of finishing, looks like…!! Just a little while longer, and you’ll have it whipped…..!!

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

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#5 posted 10-05-2018 03:43 PM

Almost there!

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

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