What to do with a slab of Walnut...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-21-2015 12:10 AM 1615 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I got four to mill down into …..something. Set up a plank on the bench, scibed a few lines. I wanted four pieces 3" wide, with whatever was left for other parts. I got four 18” long, and two @ 17” long. Two of the planks, including this one, are 5/4 stock. The other two are just 4/4 stuff.

Had the circular saws in from the trunk of the van, and took the larger one down to the shop…

I can keep it on the shelf until needed. Made a big mess on the floor, too..

A fine brown powder is all over the place. Laid the parts aside, and clamp one in the dogs and vise

Used the No. 7c Jointer plane for a while…whew, it did get a bit heavy, though. Made some decent shavings

But, after awhile, I had to switch to a bit lighter plane. Worked my way through all but one piece, and then stacked the mess up..

There is a long and short filler strip about 2” wide. There is enough for 4 leg/corner posts, and two pieces to fill in the end panels. Need to mill a few more boards before I can start to cut to finished sizes…sap wood will be included..

“Plan” is to be a small Hope Chest…..I HOPE it will be that, at any rate. I even had walnut sawdust in my hair!
Stay tuned, this is only the start…

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

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#1 posted 11-21-2015 01:10 AM

Looks like an interesting project—I’ll be sure to stay tuned!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 11-21-2015 11:54 AM

I hope to follow along ;-)

-- God bless, Candy

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