End Table project #5: Narrow end came out of the clamps...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-28-2015 02:37 AM 1391 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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And started to seperate at a couple joints! Ok, we have ways to deal with that. Clamps back on, to pull the parts back together. Then, to keep things in place, I have a little trick. Made sure that the side that was “up” was the inside of the panel. A few 5/8” long brads, three per joint, were driven in. I also, before the nails, flush the filler piece. Once all the nails were in and set, the sander took over. Everything nie and flat.

Turned the panel over, clamps and all. handplane to flush the joints down flat. Including the filler strip. then a bit of sanding, as needed. Some of the edge were a bit ragged looking…

let this mess set for awhile…

Came back down after supper. Panel was NOW ready to leave the clamps. needed a place to set it for a bit.

boss will get mad, I set it ON HER Washer! Neede to trace some details out. Had a plank of oak, 7/8” thick. needed a couple curvy parts made. They are to match the foot details elsewhere on the endtable. I also wanted a bit extra, to make a connection with. Scrollsaw does NOT like 7/8” white oak…had to sand the parts a bit, to even out the cuts.

I also has a 1×2 strip of oak, needed it cut down to a correct length….Disston No.5 would not cut a straight line as a crosscut saw…more cuts to sand…

The fancy joint to connect these three pieces? Involves a few saw cuts ( rip cuts this time) wax up the saw, and away we go…

Two cuts were easy. Then a few whacks with a chisel on each curvy part, and we have this.

Not too worried about having the groove centered, as the next step will match whatever I have. Two cuts down on the end, then a saw cut to remove the outside waste. A chisel to clean things up. MARK which end this goes to. Nice DARK pencil line across BOTH parts at the joint. The rotate the 1×2 and do the other end. When done, it is supposed to look like this..

Got both ends looking halfway decent, time for clamps nails, and glue. Maybe not in that order.

First clamp. hammer to keep it flat, and a single 5/8” brad into each joint. Noticed something wasn’t quite right.

Tape measure showed the ends spreading out a bit, maybe 1/4”?? Need another clamp!

And crank on it for a bit. Top read was 12-15/16”, needed the bottom to move inalmost 5/16”! The leg vise kept things from getting squirrelly on me. Final check? Both match, quitting time!

Maybe tomorrow, I can hide out in the shop, and get the door built? Maybe?

Stay tuned, at this Speed of Randy pace, I might be ready for a finish by the weekend?? Maybe.

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

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#1 posted 07-28-2015 03:04 AM

You work at a feverish pace.
Certainly ninja like.
Please don’t type so fast though…..
I can’t read all that fast!!!

-- 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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