tote for tools #2: Another hour, another corner

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-06-2015 03:48 PM 1086 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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At this rate, it might take awhile. Managed to get one hour of work in, before the back started to have …”issues”

Laid out the lines on the end panel, had to check several times to make sure that THIS was the way the pins go.
Since some diddn’t like my use of the old crosscut saw to cut pins with, I tried out the Disston backsaw I have..

Had a lot of trouble with the cuts, even with some wax on the blade…..ah, needed the rip style one. This saw was leaving wavy cuts, and binding up. Got the old crosscut saw back down… of the cuts went like clockwork, and straight. Noticed during the layout, a LARGE knot was on this end. Adjusted to keep the pins away. Started to chop the waste out…

Snap! Ok, didn’t need you there anyway. Flipped pin board over, and removed the rest of the waste. Took a tries, checking to make sure which way the tail board actually went, laid out the lines for the tails. Cut on the waste side with the bandsaw. Had to pare a couple pins, due to the wavy saw cuts. mallet to test fit..

Had to tilt things a bit to get the picture, glare from the overhead light and my camera just don’t get along. Found a wedge, and grbbed the Oak plank for the bottom panel. Installed the first corner, and clamped it up dry. Dropped the plank in place..

I’ll need to bevel the sides of the panel to set at the bottom. Wedge helps with the clamp, will need a few more made up.

Soo, next time the back and my schedules agree, I can MAYBE work on this end? Stay tuned, this might take a few…

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

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#1 posted 11-07-2015 01:28 AM

waiting patiently as possible :)

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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