Another pile of pine..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-29-2015 10:26 PM 1518 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

and maybe another table to build?
Piled up the “supplies” on the bench. Found a couple other boards as well

A couple short 2×4s (legs?) and some assorted 1xs. Those long things in back?

Are a couple 3/4” x 6” x 120-1/2” planks of pine. Took the cleaned up 2×4 x36” out of the vise, cleared the benchtop of the rest. Placed the Gray 2×4 x 48” in the vise to joint both edges. Will do the rest of it after it is cut down to leg size. Used the cleaned up 2×4 as a prop to hold up a saw I also got cleaned up..

Millers Falls No. 1237. Fancy 1960s model.

Put the hacksaw up on an overhead hook, out of the way. Slid one of the LONG 1×6s over the bench, with the cleaned up 2×4 as a prop, again. Marked out 36” and marked a line. GrandBRATS were asleep, so, a handsaw was used to make a few cuts. Two 36” long planks came from the first long board, the rest of which had a nasty split to it. Cut a third one from the other 1×6. Ok, NOW I had three 36” long 1×6s to make a top, just glue them up, right?

Ah..nope. First, they got all clamped together

Then grabbed the longest planes in the shop, and “jointed” an edge. Then shuffled things around, re-clamping as i went

And jointed the other edge. Both edges were now straight as can be. Twas a bit late, so

Next day, rounded up about every clamp in the shop, and a couple pieces of hardwood scrap. Laid two pipe clamps on the cleared off bench. Laid the three planks on them, and adjusted the first two clamps to fit. Stood up the second and third plank on edge, and gave them a GOOD coat of Elmers. Laid them back down, and tightened the underneath clamps enought to raise a glue bead. Added a third clamp on top, halfway between them. Started to tighten things down….hmm, well a few extra clamps were needed

A 1×3 chunk of white oak, and a few finger clamps for this end. Not worried about the clamps digging in, breadboard edge will cover that. Plank were a bit cupped

Looked a bit better, now. The other end

Used a few other clamps, as the cupped part was a little worse. Caul is a piece of 1×4 Sycamore.

Well, I’ll let this cure for a while, and maybe work on a base, later. May wind up with some some of Kitchen Island? Will need a drawer, of course..

Stay tuned, here we go again…

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

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#1 posted 03-29-2015 10:49 PM

Amazing how you see a finished project….
in a few random boards….
Then just make it happen.

I’m guessing you just remove all the non-table parts & then assemble….

-- 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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#2 posted 03-29-2015 10:51 PM

More or less. Beauty of a Single Brain Cell type of Sketchup.

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

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#3 posted 03-29-2015 11:04 PM

Nap time = productive time

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 03-30-2015 12:46 AM

I love watching you take “simple” materials and make some really great items. Very cool.

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

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#5 posted 03-30-2015 02:14 AM

You are a true craftsman with the hand tools. I hope the beginners are paying attention.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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