Fancy Corners, for a box #2: Working from the tablesaw

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-14-2021 05:35 AM 464 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Starting back up Part 2 of Fancy Corners, for a box series Part 3: Spline maker »

Plank was hauled to the shop. Had a quilt in the clothes washer..was going to wait around on that to get done, then place it into the dryer for a while…1×6 plank was 6’4” long…took up a lot of room in the shop, had to move the tablesaw out a bit..

End closest to the camera had..issues…

and so did the far end..

Hmmm, made a couple marks, and tried to saw straight across…

That mark down on the bad end…measure about 19” from there..for now..

Made this cut first…then measure over about 19” again..make a second cut, set the remainder aside..

Have 2 blanks…for right now, I set up the rip fence to barely skim the bad edges off, running the “best” edge against the fence…reset to 4” width, run the freshly sawn edge along the fence..and stash the strips..

May find a use for these two…which leave two blanks to square up, and cross cut to size..

With the idea that the grain should run around all the sides…

Yep, follow that grain. This was how the 2 blanks came from the plank….intend to keep it that way…problem being where to cut for the 6” ends from the 12” long sides….couple marks here and there…

Have to keep it that way…plus the inside faces are still rough sawn…might help out..

Ok, grooves…can’t run the Stanley 45 on the end grain…reset the tablesaw….with the Zero Clearance Overlay…

I WAS hopeful that just 2 passes per end would produce a decent groove…

Wrong…saw kerf is a bit thin…so, try again…

A little better? Reset the tablesaw again….quilt is NOW in the dryer…Tilt the blade to 45 degrees, adjust the Overlay and the rip fence…set up a jig..

Worked…but it wanted to tip and dip….added a few more parts to the jig..

And, it was even safer to use…cutting bevels…might call them miters?

Lots of triangle shaped strips….once the ends were done…and I figured out which was the outside face…more bevels were milled..

But, only on the outside face, top and bottom….Need to figure out which is which…bottom edge gets a groove for a plywood panel…”Top” gets a rebate for the lid to nest in. Details?

90 minutes of shop time…quilt was done, so was the knee….always tomorrow….

Stay tuned….going to try to push a Stanley 45 around, to make some beads….

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 10-14-2021 11:50 AM

Pretty good progress while waiting on the quilt.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 10-14-2021 11:55 AM

I always enjoy seeing your builds.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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