A Project for June.. #18: Trimming a too large panel

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-23-2022 02:10 PM 607 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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down to size, and a start on the rebates

Ends on the panel needed to be square..

At the least better than this…and, for several reasons, I can’t just cut it on the tablesaw, but, I can use the fence from the tablesaw/router table…to guide a Vintage saw…need to mark a distance from the cut line..

from the edge of a saw blade to the edge of it’s foot plate…Saw? SKIL Homeshop , No. 520, 6” model..

Clamp the guide fence to the marks. When this panel was being glued up, I jointed one outside edge, and I can reference from that edge to mark for square…at BOTH ends..

Both hands on the saw…one to shove the saw through the cut, the other to press the saw against the fence…need a place to set the saw down…while I rotate the panel around for the other end..

Not only is the guide clamped to the panel, the panel is clamped to the bench…have now remove 4 clamps, spin the panel around…make the marks…..cut line is 35” from the first cut….same as before on the saw guide..

Long way to the floor. Ok, panel is NOW the correct length….which leaves cutting it to 16” in width….saw guide won’t quite reach 35”...and the edge being trimmed is tapered..hmmm..lay out the cut line..pulling from the jointed edge…to a steel ruler/yard stick…

Mark at 16”, clamp that end of the stick…come down to this end, do the same….taper runs from 16-3/4” out to 17-1/8”...all I need is 16”....then make 2 marks for something to guide the saw,,a search through the scrap bin..

To find something long enough, AND straight enough to guide to saw….the tapered cut-off is laying there…..

Now have a panel that is square, and is 16” wide by 35” long….next?

Both faces looked like this….ends even have a wave effect going on..

Have an old, beat-up Jack plane, set it a bit deep..and scrub-a-dub…

To get the worst off….panel has a slight bow/cup across it’s width….will be going into the collar with the bow up, meanwhile, I need to flatten the “hills” left by Jack..

Works everytime…while flipping the panel over to do the other faces…decided to joint the freshly sawn edge..

Steel ruler to check for any high spots….then clean up the “underside” of the panel…

Then set up the Stanley #45..with a 5/16” cutter….depth stop at 1/4” deep…

Combo square to check for any spots I missed…..1st rebate done. Decided to just work my way around to do all 4 rebates….could not find where the #78 plane went…so…saw cut to prevent any blowouts…

Backsaw, to make a 1” cut, down to depth right at the edge….

2 hours so far….Son was running the clothes dryer? Hmmm…made a mess of the floor, today..

Aisle #1..and..

Aisle #2…..broom time!..( ever work up a sweat pushing a broom?)

Aisle #1…and…

Aisle #2….dryer was done, load up the clothes, the camera, and the Diet Mountain Dew..and close up shop for the day….got a little bit done?

Stay tuned…will see what today brings..

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

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#1 posted 06-23-2022 11:36 PM

Liking the work Bandit. Also enjoy reading blogs, loaded with photos, even the messes.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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