what to do with a walnut slab #2

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-23-2015 11:19 PM 1194 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well had drywall to do for the weekend, kind of got behind on the Walnut Project. Last seen, I had a glue up going on…

Jointed a pair of edges to book match them. Used a Jointer plane for that.

A Stanley #7c works nicely. Got out a few clamps and the glue..

Two clamps under and a clamp over in-between. A piece of sandpaper was between the clamp and the glue. No stains that way. Let this sit a few days, until I could get back down there….

Removed the clamps today. Got out a plane or two to flatten the glue joint…

Mainly the surface needed some work, had a “hump” in the middle on the one board….used to anyway. Made a few shavings with the #7c..

But, there was an area right along the glue joint, where one side was a bit higher. #7 just glossed over it… out the cambered #5c…a few swipes along the joint cured that. Then, to clean up the area a bit…a #4 was run around a bit..

Top was flat on both sides. laid out a few smaller parts. Not enough in the inventory to make a Hope Chest, so…plan B in effect. It will now be a small table, with a shelf. I can also add some curves to the legs. First off, needed to find the lengths and cut a few boards. Circular saw was quick, but not square enough….we have ways to cut square, and get a Cardio Workout, too..

Yeah. Got most of the (now) aprons cut to length, need to rip a couple more,,,,when I recover from the mitrebox.

May need to make one more panel, as a glue up. need the bottom shelf to be a wee bit wider than just 7”....

Skinny aprons under the top. Thicker stretchers at each end to hold the shelf. Now have to lay out a few curves here and there…maybe a week to go on this project? trying to decide on an Edge Treatment for the top…..curves? Ogee? leave the edges “Au Natural”? Will sleep on it, and see what the Single Brain Cell Sketch Up will come up with…...then…maybe a finish of some sort? Stay tuned…..

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

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#1 posted 11-23-2015 11:45 PM

Charge on Bandit ! Some thought and assembly never stopped you before .. ;-)

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 11-24-2015 01:03 AM

As Norm would say,”Yer gain’n on it!”

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

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#3 posted 11-24-2015 01:12 AM

Looking forward to what you come up with…....enjoy…....

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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