Ladder for Towels? #3: Started on the sides

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-18-2021 12:26 AM 463 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Beads....just...beads Part 3 of Ladder for Towels? series Part 4: Mortises? »

Foot ends were laid out..

Turns out I’ll have to come back and make a second cut…

Anyway, top ends were sanded to match each other’s curves…which left the edges to joint so they also matched..

Hmm, I don’t think that little smooth plane will do this job…

Time to bring out the real jointer….sides are 49-1/2” long…Stanley No. 8 is 24” long….should work..

However, it is not much of a smooth plane….and I wanted the faces to be smooth for lay out work..

And..this will no do…so…

Shorty came back out, and smoothed this out…needed to clear the bench top..

So I could do the mortise layouts..

That should do the trick….

Next up? Compound Mortises…..

Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 04-18-2021 01:53 AM

lookin good bandit.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 04-18-2021 07:55 AM

You make that look too easy ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 04-18-2021 09:38 AM

What you make n Bandit?

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#4 posted 04-18-2021 12:51 PM

Nice merging of the angles, no gaps. Impressed. Nice.

-- Ron

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#5 posted 04-18-2021 04:37 PM

Those are 2 sides of the ladder. treads/rungs will go between them, to make a 4 foot tall ladder to hang towels on.

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

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