Blanket Chest Project #4: Day #4

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-07-2020 03:30 AM 481 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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another 2 hours worth….sharpened the mortise chisel…and put it back to work..

The bevel had become rounded a bit,,,,flattened that back out…

Seems to work much better, now….I also changed the bandsaw blade..old one was getting a bit too dull, was burning the wood, more than just making a cut..cuts better, now

Only had 3 mortises to do…

Then I could stash the last frame over by the first 3 frames..

2 end frames, a front and a back frame…time to bring a few boards down to the didn’t look all the bad..

But the one behind it had a lot of knotty problems….BIG knot on one end, other end was simply splitting off..

So, this is scrap…bring a third board to the shop..

Wavy edges,,a few knots….that I can cut around….goal today…was to get enough blanks cut up, to make four more panels…means cross cutting a bunch of 11” long blanks..

12 boards in all…with bad edges, and quite a few tapers…..set up the rip fence at 5-1/2” or so from the saw blade…run all 12 boards through…while running the eye-balled straightest edge along the fence…and then mark the new edge I just sawn….then reset the fence a 3-5/8” and run the sawn edge along the fence and stack the good blanks aside…the 1×2s? May make a cutting board from them..someday…
Next…sort through to get the best grain matches, including the 1×2 filler..

had a few gaps..we have ways..

Clamp the part into the jig..and joint the edges as needed..almost time for the glue….first, I need clamps…as the available clamps are on the first 2 panels…removed the clamps, and set the panels on the bench…

Glue, clamps and cauls time…panel wanted to bow a bit….flattened that out….set this aside, and do one more panel…as that is all the clamps I have in this size..
The first 2 panels?

Will clean them up and square them up, tomorrow…while I am trying to glue up the last 2 panels…

As I need my saw back….once the panels are all cleaned up and squared, I can start to raise the panels….need to make a jig to hold the panel, while I plane a bevel all the way around….with a Stanley #4….ala Paul Sellers..

Stay tuned….

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 11-07-2020 04:12 AM

Big pieces into small, and back into big, but arranged differently. Some days it just feels like rearranging furniture.

I’ve got a panel I want to make of a bowtie tesselation. With holes in the middle of the bowties. And made up of over a gross of bowties. I cut them out of scraps and throw them into a bucket when I need to think about something else…

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 11-07-2020 02:43 PM

Well there is my answer on getting the bevel on the panels. Looking good!

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