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Shaker Table, dealing with Cardio problems #3: A glue or three

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-24-2019 07:54 PM 247 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Thinning 3 boards Part 3 of Shaker Table, dealing with Cardio problems series Part 4: Cleaning the glue-ups ..up »

Ok, this covers two days of shop time….one was gluing up 9 sticks, to make a panel, for the table’s top..needed a bunch of room, and have it flat…so…

About the largest flat spot in the shop, when it is cleared off….I then laid a plywood panel on the saw, and then those 9 strips of Ash…trying to sort out how the grain will look..

Meh…kept sorting sticks…

Second sorting…a little better…rotate the plywood..

I think I moved a couple sticks after this. The rotate was to help with a glue up…

First 8 were flipped back towards me, didn’t need to move #9…..then a bead of glue on each of the 8, slide the bead into #9 a bit, until the glue sticks…repeat until I run out of sticks…then the clamps & cauls..

Even used a pipe clamp in the center…then let this sit a day..along with me.

75 minutes, so far….
Saturday, when and removed most of the clamps….nothing blew apart, always a good sign….

Methinks this will be the underside of the table top. I had already cut the last of that plank into 2 sections..

Trimmed both down to about 22” or so…Edges were wavy…reset the rip fence to 2”...ripped a couple times once on each board…mainly to get a straight edge to work from…reset to 1-5/8”, with the fresh sawn edges against the fence. wound up with 6 blanks ( needed 8….) and was out of Ash for the last 2 blanks. grrrr

As cut, these were 4/4” thick, and wavy….reset the fence to 7/8”, and raised the blade all the way up. Ran all 6 through, with the waviest face being ripped off. Reset again..to 3/4”, put the freshly sawn face against the fence,
And run them through….one blank had a tapered end…no biggie, will taper the legs anyway…matched things up for grain…

Glue and clamps….had to have the vise to help hold things while I clamped..

Mainly to keep the alignment in place…..then set the glue ups over on the saw, for now…

Third one is still in the vise. 3 legs glued up…need to buy another plank of Ash….aprons and the 4th leg.
Laundry was dry…closed up shop, and took the hamper of dry clothes upstairs..slowly.

Exactly 60 minutes were used…..2 day total? 135 minutes….one task per day, one hour per task….
Will buy another plank of Ash….then see what can be done, next. Top needs cleaned up, and bread board ends installed. The 4th leg needs done, and all 4 will need tapered on two sides. Then some aprons made, maybe a drawer?....
Stay tuned…

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