Another Cheap Table, for a TV this time.

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-19-2013 01:09 AM 2011 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Laid out a few junkie boards.

Well one was junkie, anyway. Pretty, ain’t? Needed to scrub away the junk on the outside, so I could at least see where I was cutting..

Little scrub plane was taking too long, so I got out a slightly bigger one

Clamps might get in the way on a cut, so a couple 2” long screws to hold it in place, for my saw to do a rip cut

I ripped a blank off the plank, turned the plank around to the other “good” side, and ripped again. I was left with two long 2×2s. I figured I could get four 19” long legs out of those blanks. Clamped two sawn blanks in the “vise”

The goal here was to plane away anything that didn’t look like a leg. Actually, I had a single side full of saw marks, and three sides that were mighty rough

I would run a few planes along the faces of the leg blanks until i got things smooth and almost square

Anything from that big scub plane #5, a regular #5, a wider/longer #6, down to that Millers Falls #8 smooth plane. A look at the group, and the legs

next, I cut down an old waterbed side board, into two 36” long planks. I had to work on the “glue joint” a bit

To get the two existing Rabbets to match each other. I also modified my “bench” a bit. Seems that my pipe clamps are too long to sit there and clamp the top up. Grabbed a forstner bit that was larger than the 1/2” pipe, drilled a couple holes through the bench’s sides. Passed the pipe through the holes, and started to clamp up a top

The top wanted to bow up a bit in the middle, so I added a couple “Cawls” on the ends. Waiting now on the glue to cure out. Next time? Need aprons cut, mortise and tenon joints made, etc. Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 01:19 AM

It’s good that you put together projects so quickly….
It makes up for my s l o o o o w progress!!!

Sittting on the edge of my seat, for the next episode!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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