Kitchen Island Project #6: Curves and things

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-12-2020 02:41 AM 456 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Letting the new lumber sit a few days….that divider panel is out of the clamps. Ends squared up, one edge trimmed for width..both faces flattened and smooth…set aside for a bit.

Long aprons needed a curve to them…

Laid it out, just 3 nails and a scrap of bendy Ash. Bandsaw to try to cut to the line….got close, laid out the second one, and cut it. Blade is getting dull…, clamp the 2 aprons together in the vise, and give a spokeshave a try

Trying to get both to match each other….

Bottom shelf needed a dado milled for the divider to sit in…will get closed off when the aprons get glued in place..

I think the dado is under the 2nd clamp…was fun..trying to glue BOTH aprons on at the same time….then test the divider, to see IF I trimmed enough off of one edge….

Set it aside…for now. Legs needed cleaned up at the glue joints…couple a couple done, one more to go…decided to install 2 legs….more “fun”..

Trick was to glue a leg, then add the short clamp…...hold clamp, hold leg…how to adjust the clamp….BEFORE it gets tightened down….repeat for the other leg, including the same cuss words…THEN install the pipe clamp…..

Then cut 2 spacers. no glue this time. Trying to get the legs to stand up straight, and plumb..

Then add a 3rd clamp at the bottom shelf level….was trying to get things square to the shelf, too…
Running out of room to work, and paces to set things….

Tomorrow, I can remove all the clamps, and do a little more milling of parts….might need a new plank or two
Webframes need figured out….no end grain showing…yet wrap around the leg?

still need a few panels glued up, and figure out a door….and maybe assemble the other end’s legs….
Stay tuned…

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