End Table, out of Ash #2: Legs and other follies

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-24-2018 06:23 AM 518 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got to looking Thursday night ( stuff in the dryer duty, again) angle of the taper didn’t look quite right…was coming out way too low….maybe IF the blanks were a bit thinner? Took about a saw blade width off the two “inside” faces..and redrew the taper….at least it will come out at the 5” mark…..bandsaw to trim the worst off….needed to build a jig to plane the tapers smooth..

This afternoon…finally was able to get a bit of shoptime…
Jig to hold things while a jack plane smoothed things out..

Had a couple I had to “adjust” the jig for….I also used a smaller plane, as the square sections needed a little cleanup..

An d a few areas where the longer plane was missing things. Had to keep checking the tops…some were still a bit too fat….hand planed that down…finally had all four legs tapered..

Marked the tops where the taper/tenons were to go with a “T”

While I was figuring out HOW to jig up to run the beads….decided to cut the 2×4 down to size…cross cut to roughly the lengths the aprons needed to be, plus a little. There was an UGLY, 4 or 5 knot cluster just about where I needed to cut….cut that cut, and trashed it. One of the blanks had a problem area….thought I could rip the 4” down to 3”

That WAS the plan….once the fence was set up…and a test run made ( other blank did not have that knot) I ripped the longer blank down….only to see the knot was still there? No biggie, reset fence, 2-1/8” aprons coming up. Had to re-cut the first one to the “new” size.

Then, Reset the fence for a 13/16” width….run the apron blanks through….needed to rip from both edges…and soon, I had 4 apron blanks..

Both a bit too long….crosscut to get closer…

Ok….back to the legs. Had the Stanley 45 set up with a #22 bead cutter….re-rigged the jig…

Made a test run..

I could do one edge of each leg like this…..then the jig had to be turned around….then the other 4 cuts could be done…goal was to come out looking like this..

This is the outside corner. Got all four legs done..

Well, they are close enough. Aprons will need to be S4S Saturday….then lay out the 3/4” tenons. I do have a supply of corner blocks..

Figured after 2.5 hours in the shop…I could clean the mess up..

And the pile under the saws…..and call it a day. Kept wondering why the shop was so hot…..turned out I still had my coat on…..oh well

Stay tuned, might just get something done, next time…

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

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#1 posted 11-24-2018 06:26 PM

Like the detail on the legs!

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

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#2 posted 11-24-2018 10:12 PM

As much as I love Krenov style, have admit there is something about detailing that makes me smile! As long as it’s to gawdy:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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