More working with Pine #1: Little rust hunt, and some saw work

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-08-2016 01:59 AM 1133 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today, went out on a rust hunt of sorts…..usual luck this week. Found ONE place that had a few hand tools..

Stickers said $0.75 each…offered the gal a dollar bill for the lot…..”sold!”

Ok, there was a bit of saw work to do, other the last few days….

Got the saw bench cleared off, as I wanted to turn this pile of boards

Into something a bit easier to move around. Had four of those 4×4s to move around, and a 1×8x 10’ to cut down.

Was using a circular saw, AND a handsaw, until I figured out I could just use the circular saw at full depth. The ends of the 4×4s were nasty. One end had the screws and metal brackets….and holes drilled for braces…..those ends went into the fire pit…I also chopped out the bad, knot filled areas, too. Tried to find one decent stretch about 4’ long. Needed it for the back legs of a chair…

It’s in that pile, somewhere. The rocker is for a pattern, of sorts. I have two patterns to work from. Will be a mix of each. Got the bandsaw fired up tonight….after hauling all that pine downstairs. Last one down was a bit short…enough to go across a seat. Set the combo square to 1”, made a mark the length of the 4×4. Ran it through the bandsaw…trying hard to stay in the line….Got two 1” slabs cut out, then laid the remainder on the bench. I could plane it flat and make a rail for under the curved seat…

That be a Stanley #6c going at the pine. Soon had these thing wrapping around my wrist.

Got both faces flat and cleaned up, and the edge grain. Took the 1” slabs to the bench next..

Took awhile to plane them flat, bandsaw wavered around like a texas Pick up Truck on a Friday night…made a pile of these in just three boards…

yeah….Got the four footer out of the pile. Marked a 2” line to resaw to…or at least try to

Little wavy? made a second mark, right down the center. Cut that. Laid one half against the other, mark the difference and keep sawing..

Wanted them as close to each other in size as I could get them…..not concerned about the wavy stuff. These are a foot too long for the lathe, sooo, I will use a spokeshave and a drawknife, to round the blanks into a pole-like profile. Right now, they can sit awhile. Need to set up the bench to do the rounding over. meanwhile, I CAN make the shorter two for the front legs and turn them on the lathe…...Maybe in a few days…

Stay tuned…this might take a while….last rocker I made was for a kid, about 1980???

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

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