Shaker Table, dealing with Cardio problems

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Blog series by bandit571 updated 12-02-2019 09:49 PM 7 parts 4867 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: A little background, first

11-22-2019 03:18 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok…was all set to do a couple projects…until about a week ago. In the space of 5 days, I spent 4 of them either in the ER, or held overnight…..Blood Pressure problems….had to back out of one project. Second project was to be a Shaker Table….cardio check up said no restrictions….oh, and lots of new meds….Downside? About Dec. 5, I go in for a Heart Cath….so…I intend to try to build this little Shaker Table, using Ash… Plan: ...

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Part 2: Thinning 3 boards

11-22-2019 03:48 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

The 3 boards are nice and all, but…they are rough sawn, and a wavy 4/4” thick….not really what I want for the table’s top….Hand planes to smooth both faces, and get them to 3/4” thick? Not going to happen, right now. Use a hand saw to resaw them….again, not up to that sort of thing….besides, I still need to get the rip saws sharpened up, anyway….maybe use the tablesaw? Well, it would involve two set ups….one at 7/8” and...

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Part 3: A glue or three

11-24-2019 07:54 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, this covers two days of shop time….one was gluing up 9 sticks, to make a panel, for the table’s top..needed a bunch of room, and have it flat…so…About the largest flat spot in the shop, when it is cleared off….I then laid a plywood panel on the saw, and then those 9 strips of Ash…trying to sort out how the grain will look.. Meh…kept sorting sticks… Second sorting…a little better…rotate the plywood.. I think I moved a cou...

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Part 4: Cleaning the glue-ups ..up

11-28-2019 10:21 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, time to catch up, again….Legs have been glued up…all of them….Then they came out of the clamps, and needed cleaned up… Between the tablesaw and a jack plane…managed to get them nice and squared up…and trimmed for length. These 3 weren’t too bad…it was trying the do a taper… Where things went wrong….bandsaw blade was burning things….plane wasn’t working right….then the plane went and fell onto the flo...

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Part 5: Working on the Top of the table

11-29-2019 02:53 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Re-used the cleats on the bench…to hold the panel still, long enough to plane it flat…and maybe smooth.. Already trimmed the ends square. Next, was to “scrub” the panel flat….tried a few different planes.. Was light enough…just a bit too long… This seemed to work a bit better….Once one side was flat, I could worry about smooth. Guess that is why it is called a smooth plane. Stanley #3, Type 11 seems to be tuned up….Flip th...

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Part 6: top is planed and sanded, aprons milled

12-01-2019 06:47 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Top has been glued up….then a day later, the clamps came off….bread board ends were planed and sanded flush… This is now the underside, due to a chip-out… Compost happens. No matter what I could do to fix it, it would still look…fixed. Better to leave it alone, and underneath. Next.. Left the underside alone, and laid out where the legs will go. settled on a 1” overhang for the top, all the way around. Marked where 3 legs will go, right on...

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Part 7: Mortises, glue ups, and other items

12-02-2019 09:49 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Well, laid out the toys for chopping mortises.. Still had the cleats in place. Used two squares.. And the tenon, to lay out where the mortise would be…. 6mm Mortise chisel to dig a hole, tenon to check for fit, and depth… Hmmm, maybe a tad deeper?.. It was deep enough here, had “crumbs” in the bottom of the hole. once those were removed, a nice fit was had. Got all 8 mortises done…about 20 minutes per mortise…and did a dry fit. Needed...

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