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Blog series by bandit571 updated 12-04-2018 06:05 PM 10 parts 6362 reads 21 comments total

Part 1: Starting up

11-22-2018 06:22 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Well, the Boss has decreed, she wants a new end table,,,,went to a friend’s place, and brought back a few boards 12’ of 4/4×6 ( cut in half, to fit in my van)10’ of 7/4×4( ditto) Plan calls for a table about 23” tall…16” wide, by 30” long…Hauled the 1xs to the shop…cut 4 blanks 30” long 3 out of the 4 weren’t too bad…#4? All of these were from the same board? Ok…..checked the others with a str...

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Part 2: Legs and other follies

11-24-2018 06:23 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Got to looking Thursday night ( stuff in the dryer duty, again) angle of the taper didn’t look quite right…was coming out way too low….maybe IF the blanks were a bit thinner? Took about a saw blade width off the two “inside” faces..and redrew the taper….at least it will come out at the 5” mark…..bandsaw to trim the worst off….needed to build a jig to plane the tapers smooth.. This afternoon…finally was able to get a bit of shop...

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Part 3: worked on the aprons

11-25-2018 05:27 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Managed to get about 1.5 hours in the shop, Saturday….Aprons needed to be S4S, a bead run, tenons laid out…Surfaced 4 Sides…I was going to gang things up, and joint the edges in the vise.. Nice, fluffy shavings….but, this does not get the work done… This plane like to tilt a bit, does not leave a square edge…we have ways.. Stanley No.7c, Type 9 I removed the jig parts from the benchtop…and reset a couple.. I tried the #62 on the face gra...

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Part 4: Tenons done, mortises started

11-26-2018 04:24 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Yes, I do tenons first. I gave the tablesaw, and the bandsaw the day off….went Olde School today… Once all the lay out lines were done…I could use this saw to make the shoulder cuts. Just saw down to a mark…Saw is set square, and stays that way..Needed a stop block, so the tenon lengths would all be the same.. Then saw to the lines.. Got the shoulder cuts done….next the cheek cuts… I could just use a backsaw, or..grain willing.. Split off ...

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Part 5: Mortises done, top trimmed, dry fit

11-28-2018 06:10 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Was a busy Tuesday. Mortises….at least the ones for the aprons are now done…have had questions about the jig I use. Just 3 pieces of scrap wood. A wider base, and a pair of rails. I tebd ti attach the jigs to the bench, and if there is any chopping involved, I will set the jig on top of the bench’s leg…no bouncing allowed. Rails came be reset, according to how wide the part is, wanting a snug fit. A Visegrips Finger clamp is used to clamp things into the...

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Part 6: Rails getting done

11-29-2018 06:17 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Cussing was at Marine Boot Camp Day #1 level….by the end of the day…..anyway, cleared off the tablesaw..had work for it to do. Those ugly, wavy blanks for the rails? Took two fence settings to rip the rails down to 1-1/4” width..or, about the same height as the saw blade can be raised to… Ripped the worst off one edge of each, to get an almost straight edge. Reset the fence to the final width, “straight edge” against the fence, rip to final width. ...

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Part 7: Mortises for the rails

11-30-2018 04:31 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Hmmmm….Had 3 tasks to do….2 out of 3 ain’t too bad? First was make a little jig, to help lay out where the mortises will be….that way, the rails will be at the same height, all the way around….1/4” plywood… Hole to trace around, to lay out the mortise…one edge is marked outside….as this goes to the outside edge of each leg. The “X” goes to the bottom of the leg. Jig can be flipped over.. As need be. Once it is in...

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Part 8: glue up prep, and other things

12-01-2018 05:08 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

OK, took the clamps off for now….legs need a bit more work. Have a middle rail done, one because the only plywood panel IN the shop was 2” too short, and two, the rail stops saggy shelf syndrome.. Will get glued and screw at the center of the long rails, rebates are for the panels to sit in. Needed to set this machine up.. To mill a small cove detail. Allen wrench to fine adjust the height setting. The other two corners on each leg that show, will get a cove detail̷...

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Part 9: Glued up, and assembled

12-03-2018 05:18 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Combine two days of shop times…..A glue up was done…Saturday….I did it as a series of sub-assemblies…Had the two ends already glued up. The assmbled shelf frame was ready to go….Laid one end assembly on the bench,,,added the shelf section and the two long aprons…glue of all the tenons..and a couple fingers…. Two pipe clamps were set up, to clamp the shelf section to the two ends, once the second end was driven onto the tenons. then set the corne...

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Part 10: Time for a PIP

12-04-2018 06:05 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Didn’t like the gaposis around the plywood panels…had some thin strips of Ash…was just enough to cover the worst offenders..made a flat molding all the way around…clamps and glue…no nails Let this sit awhile….did a bit of mixing…made a few stain samples for the Boss to look at..Skinny Oak strip has a Witch’s Brew…Boss liked it… Later, after the glue had dried..clamps came back off, everything sanded to 180 grit…Applied tw...

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