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A Project for August, Tool Chest #14: The Sunday Funnies?

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-16-2021 04:33 AM 568 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: Drawer #5 needs to be glued up, today.. Part 14 of A Project for August, Tool Chest series Part 15: Plan B? Maybe... »

I had a couple tasks to get done today…one..Haul a plank to the shop, so I can cut it into 3 pieces to make the panel for the lid…standing in at 3/4” x 5-3/4” x 6’4”...it seemed go out of it’s way to bump into, catch on, and otherwise bang into everything on the way….

can’t use the bench and a handsaw for the cutting, this time around…had to try with the tablesaw….wanted 3 pieces about 24-3/4” long…trying to cut as square as I could….edges were wavy, and still rough sawn…had trouble holding the plank to the miter gauge, AND shoving the plank through the cut..

But..there they are. wasn’t much I could do to avoid that knot…either….at least it isn’t all the way through..

Wavy edges…rough edges…tapered edges…set up the rip fence..run the straightest edge against the fence..

While just skimming off the worst of the other edge..reset the fence a hair, and saw the “straight” edge with the freshly sawn edge against the fence…repeat for the other 2 boards…then clean off the tablesaw, and sort the 3 for best grain match ups…even though they all came from the same board..

can call it many things, but…”book matched” doesn’t quite fit…get out the pipe clamps..ever have pipe clamps sitting on a flat surface, and NOT roll over as you are trying to lay some boards on them…when the surface and the clamps feet don’t match up…2 clamps on the tablesaw, moosh the glue around, tighten those two clamps up a bit, just enough to hold things still…while I go and get a third pipe clamp to lay on top…then tighten all 3 down tight!

C clamps and 2 cauls..trying to get and KEEP the panel flat.

Next..Handles..the one for Drawer #4 had it’s bolts…the one for #5 didn’t….had to cut down two bolts, and make sure they would thread into the handle..
Drill bit….did not matter..awl for a starter hole, or even a drill for a smaller pilot hole…drill bit was going to follow it’s own “true path” or else…marking the lines, drill the two holes…sand the lines off.. install the handles…Drawer #4 returned to the case..#5 ?....had issues to correct…like gaps to fill..

Tried to slide the drawer all the way home into the case….was getting stuck…turned out, had a high spot..

HAD being the operative word….noticed a little trouble starting the drawer into the case…then remembered the “starter Curves”

Normally done BEFORE assembly, on the bandsaw…Bandsaw ain’t big enough now…so, mallet and a chisel did the work….then see how things fit..

I think that will do it, for a Sunday…..Old Man Murphy must be laughing his rear end off..

Stay tuned..letting the panel sit a few days…one, Shop is closed on Mondays, and two, I meed to measure exactly where to make all the cuts at….and the corner joints, and the grooves…and maybe scrounge up some hinges?

Brass, or Brushed Nickel for the hinges? Hmmm..and work out a way to both latch the lid,AND lock the drawers..

Sunday Funnies, indeed…

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



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#1 posted 08-17-2021 01:17 PM

Plan A is not working out…reason?

This isn’t going to work out…will warp and/or Crumble….

Plan B will start up later today….was hard to see pencil lines in the Ash….we NOW have a Fine point Black Sharpie…

Stay tuned…

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

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