A new til for the hand planes #5: A back, and some feet..and

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-12-2020 03:58 AM 514 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Shelves, and a glue up Part 5 of A new til for the hand planes series Part 6: First drawer in the clamps »

A start on the drawers. Removed the clamps today…lots of creaks, pops, groans….and that was from just Dang clamps weighed more than the wood case. hauled the plywood to the shop….set it aside for a couple minutes. Wanted to add a couple screws to each end of the shelves,,,to reinforce the dovetails…and a couple were loose, too.

Then set the case over on it “feet” for a bit…

Nothing really fancy. Plopped the plywood onto the bench…measure where to trim off the excess…and saw that off..

Yes, I wore those goggles…as the circular saw has a bad habit of throwing chips up into my face….such as that pile laying there…then more fun…case back onto the bench, plywood laid down into a bead of glue….had to work fast…established a square corner..

Add a few screws to keep it there, then add a LONG pipe clamp, to pull the case into square..I hope..

And add more screws….including one in the middle of each shelf. Whew….then attached the foot pads to the bottom of the case…..lift, rotate, lift again…and place the entire mess in it’s new home…...opened the Tool Cabinet door, swing it around, adjust where the til was sitting….then add more screws to “fix” it in place….


To make sure things didn’t fall apart….next up? Needed to find where the tablesaw was….in my shop..

Because I needed it to do a bit of ripping. Mainly most of that pile of short scraps…moved things around, and

Well, well, lookee there….then set up the rip fence..

And start ripping scraps, until I had 12 blanks…

Double check for width..then set up to crosscut for lengths…

3 drawer backs, three drawer fronts, and 6 drawer sides. Got to thinking ( dangerous, I know) that 3/4” thick pine sides and backs were a tad too thick…so, reset the rip fence…and raise the blade all the way up..

Fence is as close as I could get to the blade, and NOT have the part drop into the the saw…..about 1/2” or so..
Ran all the sides, and backs through…one pass, the flip end for end, and do another…soon had a pile of thin scraps…

Blade was just high enough to make a complete cut…in two passes….

I left the drawer fronts alone….will work on dovetails later…maybe even Monday…

Stay tuned….


Might have room for a couple more planes?
We gaining on it…

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

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#1 posted 04-12-2020 01:21 PM

Bandit, it’s looking pretty good. I like it so far.

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