Shaker Table, dealing with Cardio problems #1: A little background, first

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-22-2019 03:18 AM 840 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok…was all set to do a couple projects…until about a week ago. In the space of 5 days, I spent 4 of them either in the ER, or held overnight…..Blood Pressure problems….had to back out of one project. Second project was to be a Shaker Table….cardio check up said no restrictions….oh, and lots of new meds….Downside? About Dec. 5, I go in for a Heart Cath….so…I intend to try to build this little Shaker Table, using Ash…

Plan: I will try to do ONE task a day, try for a 1 hour time limit in the shop. Each day, I’ll try to do that one task, without working ME too hard ( there goes those 4 hour hand plane marathons..) so there will be a bit of machine work, instead of mostly hand tools.

I had one plank of 1/4 sawn Ash left in the house…4/4×6” x 8-1/2’.....Was going to see IF there is enough, to build the entire table….not sure about a drawer, yet…I did have a few “leftovers” from the last project….

Maybe use these 2 as apron stock? One task was to haul that plank to the shop…slowly. Bumping in to about everything along the way…until I could pluck it down on the bench’s end vise. Thought I could at least cut a few things, in order for the rest of the plank to be out of the way….Circular saw seemed a bit heavy. Could not get enough room to use the tablesaw, yet….so..

Disston D-8. 26” long, and if I use most of that blade on each stroke, should be easy to make 3 crosscuts….11 ppi means a clean cut…and the saw has been freshly sharpened..might as well give it a try..
Once three blanks were cut to 18” long…decided to remove the wavy edges..

Set up the rip fence to just remove the “waves”, other edge was almost straight…reset the fence for a 5-1/2” wide blank…ran all three through…then clamped them up, to keep things flat..more or less..

And, you can see how much of the plank is left….End grain view?

Looks quarter-sawn to me….face grain?

Might be an interesting table?
it is a start….kind of a therapy to me. First day done…stay tuned….

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

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#1 posted 11-22-2019 06:47 AM

Take it easy there Bandit we don’t want you doing a “stumpy” on us and hurting yourself.

Might be a good time to kick back and get a few DVDs n over the next few days.
Then with a 100% FTF clearance from the RMO.

Also its good to see your considering plugging in a few power tools at long last

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 11-22-2019 06:49 PM

Guy, It sounds like your in a serious condition there. One hour a day, sounds like such a cutback it must be very serious. But I know, you got to do something to keep the blood moving, its not good doing nothing either. Good luck and God bless.

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#3 posted 11-22-2019 07:52 PM

yeah dont push it bandit i know it’s hard being kept from what you love but you dont want this to be your last project.a little help from the power tools wont hurt.take it slow.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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