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A new til for the hand planes #2: Start on a corner

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-09-2020 04:15 AM 500 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Start with a plan Part 2 of A new til for the hand planes series Part 3: four corners done »

Ok, 2 planks hauled to the shop…

Plan being, that these two would become the top, bottom and both sides of the cabinet…sides need 37-1/2” long parts, the other two need to be 30” long…out of a pair of 1×10 x 6’ boards. Can’t get to the tablesaw, not much room. The Mitre boxes? Boards are a hair too wide…so..

Two Disston D-8s….Panel saw was in the tool cabinet…Crosscut was over in the saw til…Full length was having issues with binding in the cut…Panel saw didn’t.

Opened the Tool cabinet, and get out a few other tools..

Even put a few other tools in the cabinet, on new hangers, even….
Ok…Corners are to be through dovetails. For some odd reason, decided to try tails first…laid things out..

A knife wall for the baseline, was made with the marking gauge. Then, over to the bandsaw, to make a few cuts

A few extra cuts , help to remove the waste.. Chop from one face about half way down..flip over, and chop from the other face..

That chisel has been re-ground, into a triangle profile, so it can reach into tight corners…

Tails are done…I think…used these to lay out the Pins…

Instead of the bandsaw, I used a handsaw…

I did try that “Broom Handle” saw…too many teeth, not a rip saw…The No.4 is 9ppi, filed rip, takes about 8 full strokes to make the cut. I did use the “Dovetail saw” to cut off the half pins…then start on chopping the waste

Something like this? Then flip over, and finish the chopping..

Time for a few dry fits? First ones didn’t fit….pared a few spots, until it did just about fit..

I think the other 3 corners will get done Pins first….easier to mark out for tails..more room. At least I can hide the “bad” corner…

Uncle Charles was hitting to back of my legs. Time to stop for the day, close up the Tool Cabinet, and sweep the floor…had a pile of saw dust, and a lot of little chips from all that chopping..

After a shopping trip in the morning ( I hope), I’ll be back making more chips and dust. Figured out that I need a single 30” long shelf, as I’ll be one short. Need the plywood for the back….then we’ll see how things go

Stay tuned…

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