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Blog series by bandit571 updated 02-13-2020 08:51 PM 9 parts 5065 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Start up

02-03-2020 01:16 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well, Sellers little box is done, and put away. I still have six 3/4×6 x 54” Ash planks… One long, and 2 short…there are 2 more flat sawn and 3 quarter sawn planks… This were after cutting a couple bad knots out. Got 3 decent sections….managed to get the edges straight enough, to glue up a panel for a table top.. About 14 by 22..or so… Will have to decide which to call the top/show side….As for the last 3 boards… two with ...

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Part 2: Legs milled

02-03-2020 07:55 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Hauled two more planks to the shop…one to make the aprons out of, the other to mill legs from. Set the apron board aside. Leg board had a few issues…. Besides a knot or two….plan was to straighten these edges, then rip into 1-1/2” wide strips….54” long board was trimmed down to a pair of 24” parts, that I could handle a bit the edges straight.. Took 3 tries on the tablesaw…but…edges are straight and parrallel. Reset...

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Part 3: bread boards, and tapered legs

02-04-2020 06:08 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Table top gets bread board ends….more tablesaw set ups….milled a tongue on the ends of the top…2 set ups….rest it all, and mill a matching groove in both end pieces…then the fitting can begin… Rather than adjust the width of the grooves, I planed the tongue a bit…had just the plane for the job… Auburn Tool Co. of Auburn, NY…No. 181, 1.25” wide, skewed rebate plane…must have worked.. Time for a bit of glue, a caul or tw...

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Part 4: Top flattened, tenons milled

02-06-2020 07:18 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

This might be a LONG post….after buying a new beltsander ( old one blew a bearing) and a few belts….got the top out of the clamps…..the only things that creaked, and groaned…were me and the clamps…. Why the beltsander? Well, rather than send one of my good planes up against dried glue…. I figured a beltsanding to almost level things out, and remove the dried blobs of glue…then, side #1 was planed flatter, and smooth, Then flip over, and d...

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Part 5: Details, Mortises, chisel sharpened..

02-08-2020 03:39 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Spread out over a day or two…Details? Well, I thought I would use this beading plane.. To run a bead down the outside corner of the legs…didn’t go very well….Plan B….was a small cove with the router.. Grain had issues with that idea…used a plane to smooth things out… Also found a few joint lines sticking up…there USED to be one down the center of this leg…finally all four legs were coved, made sure it was the correct corner…...

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Part 6: we have glue ups!

02-09-2020 04:26 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Things started out early, today…was sitting up late last night….while the Single Brain Cell Sketch Up worked out how the support a drawer….and hold the front of the base together… did come up with a “Plan”, and rather than forget it by going to sleep…..I wound up in the shop at….3 am….Plan was to cut a top and bottom rail from the drawer front’s blank…..when the drawer is closed, you can,t see any difference from the other ...

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Part 7: Outof the clamps, add the top, start on a drawer...

02-10-2020 06:26 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

4 hours of shop time today…this might be a long post….hauled the last of the Ash 1×6 planks to the shop…clamps were removed. Centered the base onto the top….added a few screws to attach the top, and 2 that I forgot during the last glue-up….had an issue with one corner..kept snapping screws off….4th try worked…stand the base up.. Yeah, those 2 screw holes in the bottom rail…screws have been driven in, NOW they need a plug to cover them...

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Part 8: Drawer made, top done..

02-11-2020 04:24 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Picked up some screws, and a 1/4×24” x 24” plywood panel…test fit the drawer, was a hair too wide in back..71-1/2 router checked for “bumps” in the dados…none found…must be the back is a tad too long…. trimmed a 1/16” off one edge of the back…then set out all the parts for the drawer build.. Didn’t need a huge box of screws.. 10 should be enough…chased down the glue bottle, and the mallet, let the battle beg...

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Part 9: Out of the clamps, handle installed, PIP?

02-13-2020 08:51 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

When last seen, drawer was sitting clamped up…has since been unclamped, dovetails cleaned up, front stained… Rest of the table also got a coat of stain… Drawer seemed to fit.. Then, the matter of a handle….had a few extra choices.. Decided on the one at the bottom of the picture… Except…the brass plating was flaking off in spots….wire wheeled the rest off….leaving a “Brushed Nickel” effect.Set the table up out of the ...

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