End Table, out of Ash #8: glue up prep, and other things

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-01-2018 05:08 PM 1255 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Mortises for the rails Part 8 of End Table, out of Ash series Part 9: Glued up, and assembled »

OK, took the clamps off for now….legs need a bit more work. Have a middle rail done, one because the only plywood panel IN the shop was 2” too short, and two, the rail stops saggy shelf syndrome..

Will get glued and screw at the center of the long rails, rebates are for the panels to sit in. Needed to set this machine up..

To mill a small cove detail. Allen wrench to fine adjust the height setting. The other two corners on each leg that show, will get a cove detail…

Then each leg was sanded down, the 4th corner getting a slight rounding from the sanding. I got all the parts for one end of the assembly sanded, coved….then spread some glue, and a pair of clamps..

The other four parts for the other end were next..had issues with one tenon…until it snapped off IN the mortise, going to one them days. Coves ran, all parts sanded, glue it up, anyway…

Plan now is to glue up both ends, let them sit overnight…less hassles trying to glue a big pile of parts…no enough hands for parts and clamps…on that note…the middle rail. Long rails have a counter-bored pilot hole about centered along their length. Used that hole to locate a spot on the ends of the mid rail’s center….thought a waxed screw would do as a pilot drill into the rail’s end grain…..SNAP! Ok, had a drill already set up with a small drill bit….

Seemed to work. Glue and screws to assemble the shelf rails together….can set this into the legs as a unit. should make the main glue up a little more easy to do? Corner blocks…counter-bores on some are too deep…added as many small washers as needed…bad form, if the point of a screw comes all the way through a part…got those and the other 4 all set up..
And staged to where I can grab them as needed…did one dry fit…

You can see the shelf rail assembly, and also a spot the router wanted to dig out a knot at….grrrr.
Got the pipe clamps preset, less fumbling around getting them on,...

Need two more…but those will need a Visegrip pliers to lock the moving end from …moving…cleared away a spot in the shop, swept the floor…

Need all the elbow room I can get. Put the cordless drill batteries in the chargers…hate when a drill dies 1/2 way into a job….

Slept in today…need all the rest I could get….fun starts in a little bit….may feel like that “one-armed paper hanger”

Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 12-01-2018 06:15 PM

Funny, every so often I think about clean up the shop. but usually forget about.
10 years ago, nails and screws used in all work, now maybe a slotted brass for
special purposes only.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 12-02-2018 01:29 PM

I like the details on the legs and apron.

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

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