What to do with a Walnut slab.. #4: Getting the last of the mortises done..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-01-2015 05:29 AM 1151 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, since the last time I was here…...Got a glue up somehow done.

Test fit wasn’t too hateful…..tried to clamp it up with glue on the tenons…...

Well after letting that mess cure for a day or so…...

Did you ever have to use a hammer while clamping up a glue up? One Pipe clamp kept trying to rotate right back off….Add a c clamp to put a stop to that. Had to rotate the second one, for a better “grip”. Then had to add the third one in the middle, to keep things almost flat….

Ok, pulled a late night in the shop, tonight. Wasn’t going to do a whole lot, but had 4 mortises to do. These should be the last of the chopping, I hope. Tried out the new shop tool as well..

yep, sat right down on that stool. Made working a bit easier on my back, too. I clamped the newly glued up frame to the bench’s top. Grabbed one apron/stretcher and marked where to put a mortise. I also used a Sharpie to mark which part went where. laid out the mortise..

Had to adjust it a bit. Laid out the tools.

Mallet and chisel. Had a “bullpen” as well..

Different sizes for different areas. Got that one chopped out, and test fitted. Rotate..

And start on the next ones. Kept going until I got to the last one….I wanted to see how the other frame sat on this mess..

What this is, is looking at the base of the table laying on it’s side. You are looking up toward the bottom of the table’s top. of course, I had to remove the second frame, was getting in the way of my swing. Got #4 done and fitted. brought the other frame back, and clamped it down..

And stacked the rest of the parts on top. The Boss doesn’t like it, when I have a bunch of MY stuff on HER washer. Pushed the stool out of the way, and closed up for the night. Back actually felt pretty good, too.

Will try tomorrow ( MAYBE??) to glue the base together into a single unit. Then I can size the top and the shelf a bit better. After that? We’ll see what happens. Stay tuned, getting thing assembled…

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

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#1 posted 12-01-2015 05:38 AM

Party foul. I don’t see a beer.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 12-01-2015 06:07 AM

Had to hide the Mountain Dew back on the bandsaw…....shap objects and a India Pale Lager just don’t mix too well…

However, once I get back out of the Dungeon Shop, I might need one….

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

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#3 posted 12-01-2015 06:23 AM

Very nice, Bandit. Always something different going on in that Dungeon!

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

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#4 posted 12-02-2015 12:52 AM

She’s coming along now!

And what’s with this beer stuff—thought you were a bourbon drinker…....!

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

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#5 posted 12-02-2015 01:17 AM

Well, I never do turn a pint..

Maybe a shot or two of Jamieson’s AFTER the shop time is done…

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

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