Kitchen Island Project #3: 1st panel trimmed up, and a cut list

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-06-2020 04:19 AM 548 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: 1st panel glued up Part 3 of Kitchen Island Project series Part 4: A bottom shelf needed made »

Managed to draw up a cut list, of sorts…

Ink was barely dry…when I had to make a change. Glad Fred Flintstone didn’t carve the list in stone…list is more of a guide….Case in point. After the 1st panel had been squared up….the size did a few changes…
Per the list: 3/4” x 23-1/2” x 39”
As glued up: 3/4” x 24” x 40”
As trimmed square: 3/4” x 21-5/8” x 38-5/8”

Because of a new, roll-around Dishwasher now in the kitchen….has to reduced the Island a tad, to allow the DW room to get by. Old Island is 16” wide….not too much of a change. And, with the casters, can be moved aside a bit, if need be.

Ok, got the clamps off the panel today…

Somehow, in the process of gluing this up….I lost track of that HUGE “V” I had marked, to keep the parts in order…
Only two are where they were supposed to be..bottom plank, and the center filler….One was flipped end for end, another turned 180 degrees…had v marks everywhere….the “good” side was now the bad side, full of defects…

Other side wasn’t as bad. Set up a guide for the circular saw….to trim a bit off the ends, to square them up

Didn’t remove a whole lot…less than an inch, maybe. Then set up the tablesaw to rip for width….a little bit will do.

Reset the tablesaw back into “Bench Mode” ....Beltsanded the (now) bad side flat…new 80 grit belt, had to clean out the filter…...Then flip the panel over, and work on the “good” side….first with a jack plane..

Trying to level the glue joints….then a little longer plane took over..

I did try the No.8…...arms were a bit too tired, so I used this Stanley #7c for most of the work….came back with a #3 smooth plane, to work on a few smaller trouble spots.
Was getting tired, was already sore, Clothes Dryer wasn’t helping keep the shop cool…and me “dry”....was getting crampy…time to stop. Boss wanted to go shopping, and I needed a couple packs of screws.

Later, hauled 4 planks to the shop, and a FULL clothes basket back upstairs….I paused just long enough to make ONE cut line on one plank…and called it a day.
Stay tuned, next panel will be the new, resized bottom shelf….then maybe 4 legs, and 2 webframes…..May need to go out and pick up 4 more planks….at 4/4×6 x 9’....about $16 worth….

Until then…and this hip feeling better…..

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

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