Kitchen Island Project #4: A bottom shelf needed made

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-09-2020 03:27 AM 468 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: 1st panel trimmed up, and a cut list Part 4 of Kitchen Island Project series Part 5: Parts is parts »

Just 4 planks, cut to a rough length of 36-1/2”...straight-line ripped to get somewhat decent edges for glue to adhere to…this time around..2 pipe clamps sitting on top of the tablesaw, while I sort the 4 for best effect..

Spread a bit of glue, rub the joints together a bit..add the 3rd clamp up on top….added a couple cauls to flatten the ends at the glue joints..

Was hoping this would be the show side…removed the clamps the next day…

Was trying to trim just enough off the ends, to square things up…saw guide….

To guide the 6” SKIL saw along…
Then rip 1/2” off the edge…..time to flatten the panel..that is where things went downhill fast. Was going to beltsand the high spots down close to level, then plane things flat….except…beltsander had locked up, motor wasn’t turning….was a cheapy Wall E World 3×18 Hyper Tough…..which quickly found it red body inside the big blue trash can…..then a quick round trip to Lima, OH….Harbor Freight did have a 3×21 beltsander in my price range, with a 90 day warrantee also got the LAST package of belts they had….in that size…Back home 36 grit leveled one side…wasn’t looking too good..flipped the panel over…boards did look better..may use this side instead….then the No. 6

Took over…arms were a little too tired to use the #7c….I even hit a few trouble spots with a #3….

No. 6 did a decent enough job, though….remember, this will be just a bottom shelf…

Need to move this off the tablesaw….have more parts to mill
Stay tuned for the next episode!

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

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#1 posted 06-09-2020 04:27 AM

Good exercise mate hehehe

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