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Pine Project, 4x4s

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Blog series by bandit571 updated 01-09-2016 02:25 AM 6 parts 6368 reads 19 comments total

Part 1: Resaw some 4x4s

01-04-2016 12:19 AM by bandit571 | 7 comments »

After a loft bed build, I had four 4×4s left over. Boss finally told me to get them out of the Dinning Room! OK, Laid some lines out, and tried the bandsaw Cuts seemed to go which everyway they wanted. Tried to get them close to the lines….Figured I could at least plane them close to flat.. A Corsair #5 Scrub Jack got things almost flat, then a longer plane tried it’s luck… Stanley No. 7c…...Got three boards planed close to flat, and had a few mor...

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Part 2: Leg work to do

01-05-2016 12:51 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, this project is to see just what I can build with just those four leftover 4×4s. So far, there is a “top” awaiting so more plane work. Letting it season a bit, first. I also have a few blanks to make aprons out of….a full 4/4” thick ones, too. Which leaves the stuff from the fourth 4×4… Had a few leg blanks sawn The four were ganged up, with one end flush. Measured out 24” and mark a line across with a square. This way, all fou...

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Part 3: Getting the aprons sized

01-06-2016 04:24 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Already had some stock for the aprons. Cleared the panel of all the junk…well, most of it. Laid two legs onto the panel. I moved them in about 2” from the ends, and measured the space inbetween them. Added 1” for the 1/2” tenons…. Checked the stash, to see which two boards were at least that long. About…21-1/2” or so. Two were a tad short. Save those two for the ends. Set up the mitrebox to read 85 degrees. Set the bevel square to t...

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Part 4: Tenons cut today

01-07-2016 01:58 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

And that is about it. wasted half a day with a Migraine…..kind of hard to work with half the body going numb. About evening or so….dug out some toys…saws? Front one is a rip, back one is crosscut. I even put a NEW blade in the old Atkins No. 50 coping saw! other tools? Well there is a Ohio Tool Co. hand plane there, a chisel or two, a mallet. Somewhere back there is a square or two, and a Stanley No.90 shoulder plane. Still trying to get that one tuned up just...

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Part 5: Mortises chopped, a bit of glue spread around

01-07-2016 10:23 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Some say Pine is easy to work with a chisel…some say something else….Anyway, laid out the first of 8 mortises And chopped for a bit. needed a few tools for the job. Since none of the tenons are the same thickness….different width chisels. Needed a way to keep track of which part when where…..went upstairs, and grabbed a black sharpie. Since this was the first mortise, a single spot on each part. Then, all I have to do is set a 1 spot tenon in a 1 spot...

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Part 6: Assembly done, and a PIP

01-09-2016 02:25 AM by bandit571 | 6 comments »

Well, other than a Boss ordered shopping trip, spent a bit of time in the Dungeon Shop today..getting the rest of the base assembled. Diagonal clamp to pull this thing close to square. Had to make the corner blocks as well. Was just going to add a corner block to help glue up one short apron…..and kept going. Actually, I got to this point, and had to take the Boss shopping, then come back and fix supper….Finally got to work a bit more A smooth plane? Ah, not exact...

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