More working with Pine #7: Slats are done for the back...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-29-2016 12:16 AM 1032 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: A catching up post Part 7 of More working with Pine series Part 8: back is done,some mortises chopped »

At least. Spend some time getting five slats resawn out of a 4×4..

Found of of these had a shortage of knots. Cut it down to 26” long. Then, marked a line just over 2” wide, and resawed the excess off. Set that aside with the other two..

As I can make seat slats, or armrests out of them. Set the main event so I could slice off 1/2” thick slabs, 2”wide..

Since I already had the side on the bench, I could lay out the slats as they came off the bandsaw, just to get the spacing close. Instead of four, turned out five was the magic number.. Slats were a bit on the rough side, and a bit wavy. We have ways….

That Jack plane was almost wide enough, just not heavy enough. needed a bit of weight to keep a slat falt on the bench, long enough that I could flatten the wavy side.

Well, I needed some room on the bench, in order to flatten the slats…..that side piece was in the way. Before I stashed it in with the other side, I could cut a tenon on the top of the post….

That big,old Rip saw? It seemed to cut a lot better than the other saws in use. At least for LONG rip cuts. Crosscut was with a smaller saw. Then I could stash this frame with the other..

1” tall tenon is to go through the armrest’s mortise, and get wedges. As for clamping the slats to the bench…three screws, and some small scraps worked just fine.

You can see one of them. That one is a single screw, the far end has two. Butt the slat against the far one, then wedge it in place at the near end. I wanted something low enough, that I couldn’t hit the clamps.
Plane is a Stanley No. 7c. A bit heavier ( so my back says) than the jack. Wider too. Worked both faces this way, and then work the edge grain, as well..

IF they could stand up like this, fine, otherwise…leg vise, and a clamp. Once all five were flat, and the edges done, needed to cut tenons..
Again, sticking with the 1” length. Slats were a might thin to do more than just notch 3/8” in from the edges, got all ten of the tenons done..

These will get a pin through them. Laid thing out, to mark where the mortises will be..

Had a bench full of toys that needed moved, though

But, before the saws were put away, two more tenons were cut.

Again, that rip saw. Keystone Challenger, 5-1/2 ppi. A little candle wax rubbed on the toothline helps. Crosscuts were by backsaw

Until both ends of the front seat rail were done..

And I could set that rail aside. I could clear the bench, get out the mortise stuff, and chop…..wait, PIZZA just arrived! Maybe after pizza, I can waddle back down to the shop? Stay tuned…..

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

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#1 posted 05-30-2016 09:14 PM

Love seeing your progress. I always learn a thing or two.

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