New desk for my computer #2: feeling groovy..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-29-2019 08:48 PM 534 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Start up, plans, and lumber Part 2 of New desk for my computer series Part 3: late night, problem corrected.. »

needed a BUNCH of grooves milled….normally that would be a job for the Stanley 45…..except when boards are a tad narrow…36 grooves is a lot of work. Reset the rip fence and the blade height….1/4” or so between the fence and the blade….

Which left a small ribbon down the center. #45, without the fence, was used to clean the bottom of each groove..1/4” cutter. depth stop at 1/4”....took a bit…next task was tenons, on the ends of the rails…reset the fence, as I wanted a 1/2” long tenon…

tenon cutter. 30 tenons to cut…

Then reset the blade height…as the top and bottom rails need their tenons trimmed a bit..

Not bothering with doing a “haunched” tenon…when they will not be seen. Was all set to start mortising..even had the jig ready to set up..

needs to be reset….last items were a little thicker, than 3/4”....some of the rails were a bit rough along the edges…

We have ways.
The other reason no mortises were made….need to lay out WHERE they need to go….need a raised panel done, so I can use it to space the rails correctly So, last night, one panel was done…

So, now I can lay things out….and maybe decide on a profile for the desk’s feet? One panel has been raised…

have a few more to do…
That will be next time i head to the shop. hope it cools down a bit. had to sweep the floor, again
was a very busy day….Busy, busy, busy….

Next exciting episode? Will be HOW these panels get “raised”...
Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 06-30-2019 05:31 AM

Wish I could master the way you make things look so easy!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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