Shop Cabinet build #9: rack for some chisels, door#2 started..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-30-2020 04:34 AM 408 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Taking things a bit slow, lately….taking it easy on the right hand….so

had a stash of extra chisels..

Along with a few everyday users….some of the “extras” can go back in the rack along the back of the tool well…about 7 needed a new home, though. Dug around in the scrap pile….wanting a couple strips. 2 that were a bit on the thicker side, and one thin one. One of the thicker strips was cut down to about the right length, to fit inside a door on the cabinet…second strip was a hair thinner…bandsaw to chop it into “bite-sized” pieces.

laid out the 7 chisels by size…started with a longer bite sized piece on each end…and worked towards the middle..

have enough leftovers, I could make a second one of these. Each piece was given a dab of glue, and mooshed around until it looked good….then the thin, outer strip was added, with a bit more glue..

And a few clamps. Always wondered what those spring clamps were good for, now I know..set this aside until Monday. Plan is to drill a couple pilot holes, counter sink them, and attach the rack to the inside of one of the doors…then add a strip below that, for the blades to rest on…so they don’t rattle around, in there..

Then brought one 1×10 x 4’ plank to the shop…with my left hand holding it. Set it on the bench. Measured out a 36” strong section…trying to see which end to cut off of the 48”...knots were in the middle, of course…

square a line across. problem now was how to cut this off….right hand is not up for the handsaw routine, tablesaw is buried at the moment…and the board is too big for either the bandsaw, or the mitre box….got out 2 speed squares….and a clamp, or two.

Ok, saw guide/speedsquare. I marked how far from the edge of that saw’s blade out to the edge of the foot plate, squared that line across. double checked with the other speed square. Visegrips Finger clamp to lock the guide in place. With all this weight out on one end, a clamp was added to hold the plank to the bench top…Then, just push the saw along the guide….and make the cut. 6” Skil saw, doesn’t weigh very much, and most of that is sitting on the plank.

Nice straight cut. set the squares aside, and the saw….checked the edges with a straightedge. marked the straightest edge..then this shows up..

Hmm, well..IF I leave this face as the “inside” of the panel…the “defect” will be hid..

All areas marked so I can keep track of them…set this plank aside…take a short break. Then haul the over plank to the shop, and set it on the bench….noticed a problem area..

It was causing a bow and a twist..

Kinked the board a bit. well, I can cut most of the off, cut line falls just short of the knots. there is a pitch pocket as well….worst of that towards the inside, which places the knots on top of the 1×4 frame….should keep the knots in line. checked to edge for straight….will be a slight “spring joint”, no biggie..

First clamp goes in the middle, then work on each end, with clamps and cauls…this will be the outside/show face of the door….the inside?

Will look better, covered in tools. And that was it for today…bench is pretty well tied up right now….need to cut some 1×4s for the frame. Until then..

Stay tuned..

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