Maple/oak project/desk #1: Part 1, needed to mill a few boards

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-24-2015 09:56 PM 1225 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Came home with a nice stack of fancy hardwood planks. Thanks to the people that got them for me.

Let them sit around in the Dungeon Shop for awhile, until I got tired of not being able to use my bench. Starting to cut down a candidate for a slant top….whatever.
Was a bit curly grain, and a few knots. Worked it flatter with a small jointer/fore plane

That big old No. 6c was a bit too long, so a Millers Falls Junior Jack took over. was having a bit of trouble with the grain around them knots. Happen to have just the thing for that..

A Made in West Germany Dunlap #3. What is special about this $8 plane? Instead of the run-of-the-mill 45 degree frog, this one is a York Pitch 50-55 ( haven’t measured it) high angle frog. Scrapes right over them knots. Did find a use for that No.6c..

Had to get a few edges ready for some glue. Got two pieces ready for the clamps, spread some glue around..

Yep…let it sit for a day. Tomorrow I get to square it up, and flatten things out. Next came a pair of blanks. Cut one out, use it as a pattern for the decond one. Clamp the twins up in the vise, and get the planes after them

The little one was for end and edge grain. End grain was a little different set up. Once the twins looked like this

I could rotate the two in the vise, reclamp up, and run the low angle No.56B across the oak ends.

And check them with a square

Just in case. Set these two pieces aside. I had two others to cut, plane, and get ready for the next day.

Hey! My workbench is actually cleared off, for a change. Much more to follow, though, so stay tuned…....

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

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#1 posted 06-25-2015 01:29 AM

Wow! Looking good, ya sure have a wonderful stable to work with; and ya keep ‘em sharp so you don’t have to stop to prepare for your next choice.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#2 posted 06-25-2015 02:09 AM

Following along, Bandit!

-- God bless, Candy

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 06-25-2015 02:39 AM

You’re probably the only person who makes me feel bad about using power tools. Great work my friend.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 06-25-2015 02:52 AM

You’ve had time….
What’s next???

-- 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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