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A NEW, Improved Saw Til #4: 2 more corners, last rebate, and other things

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-26-2020 02:34 AM 294 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Seems I packed about 2 days of work into just a single day…even had a Lunch Break….had bout 5 hours total shop time, today. Kind of worn out. Corner #2 was next on the list…so

Dovetail 101? Layout tools…I do pins first, so

Mark the pin layouts on the end of the board…making sure which way the half pins are to go…then use than combo square to run the cut lines around

Board is up this high, so I can look straight down the square while running the pencil….once all the lines are drawn…

Board drops down to be sawn, by me sitting on that stool….Dovetail Center?

Takes about..8 full strokes of the saw, to go 3/4”, down to the base lines. Once All the cuts are made..

I use these two tools to cut a knife wall for the baselines..both faces. Then clamp the board to the bench, working on the outside face first….

I leave a little tab out on the end. Supports the waste when I am chopping from the other face…less chance for a blow out in the Show Face side…then flip the board over..

And finish things up. Pare as needed, too. Then, stand this board up on the end of the tail board, and trace around the pins..and that fancy corner…

Then have the bandsaw cut, leaving as much of the lines as I can, while cutting on the waste side of the line.

Along with the cut for the corner. Chop the waste out…dry fit?

Ooops, a little too tight..had to trim the corner a bit to fix the split..and a few tails needed pared a bit…

Ok, both bottom corners are done…Corner #3 will be tomorrow, as I went ahead with corner #4….same steps as above…except the Top panel needed it’s rebate ran…

Which somehow wound up going against the grain…still made the cut….Top has a bit of a cup to it…had to use a better way to hold it flat to the bench top…hate when things bounce as I chop..

Ran a stick of Ash across…to caul it flat…Then another dry fit…

Came out a little bit better…glue up’s cauls will pull things flat….along with a pipe clamp…
Reason I wanted the bottom done…I needed to measure from rebate to rebate, to find the length of the saw holders. And cut them to length…I also needed the top of the case joined to at least one of the sides….to lay out where the top holder will go..

Just my luck, almost right into a knot. Wanted this to angle up a few degrees, so the saws will slide down towards the back of the case. Problem being, as they are slid back out, they raise up a bit…needed to allow enough room for the “horns” of the saw’s handle to get in and out of the case…This is about as low as I could go…the bottom holder just needs to hold the saw’s blades…no angles needed..

And, of course, no knot in the way. Both dados will be by hand…chop a spot, backsaw the walls, router plane to remove the waste…FUN.
Maybe tomorrow, I can get Corner #3 done, and 4 dados chopped….then maybe cut the plywood back to size?
Stay tuned…

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