tote for tools #6: Clamps came off, but the cussing remains

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-11-2015 05:59 PM 1061 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well. After letting the glue cure for a couple hours, went down to remove the clamps. Another fight broke out, as the longer clamps wanted to fall onto the floor, taking everything they could with them…..didn’t work. Clamped the case upside down to the bench, was going to level some edges..

Nice, thin shaving…..but, I wasn’t in the mood for things this slow. Got out the cambered Jack planes. Got the bottom almost leveled out, I figured I could install the bottom….another fight broke out…

Have some ring-shanked finish nail for paneling i think. They went through the pine side fine….when they hit that old Oak… they went squirrelly on me. Figured the ones that poked out the bottom, and I couldn’t back out, I’d just belt sand them off…...tore a couple belts instead. One spot did NOT want to go in all the way. Found some scrap wood, got down a clamp, and push the reluctant part of the oak plank in place…then nailed it there. Then a bit more plane and sander work..

Bottom is now flat as can be expected. Flipped the case over, and worked the topsides down to almost level…..installed the handle. It was going to get screws, but a couple ringshank nail into each end works just fine. More plane and sander work, to blend the handle and ends…..time to call it a night, back was getting stiff…so..

How about a PIP instead? I still need to sand and plane the outsides a bit. Working on a way to hold this thing still long enough to do that. tried a full length handsaw this morning….it does fit. have it leaning against the handle right now. Still not sure about a finish…..just BORG Pine and a bit of Oak. Tool holders?? We’ll see. Almost ready to post as a project?

I think the woodworking part to this story is about done…..stay tuned for the Project post…

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

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#1 posted 11-11-2015 06:15 PM

Sounds contentious, getting this thing across the finish line! It’s looking good though, so keep at it! Thanks for the update, Bandit.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 11-13-2015 04:11 AM

Moving forward on a worth while project, great progress

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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