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Blog series by bandit571 updated 06-21-2020 02:53 PM 12 parts 6242 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: The start up

06-03-2020 09:41 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Old Pine and Plywood Island need an update, according to the Boss. Had her look through an entire 2 pages of images on Google….until she found something she wanted…. Not the best screen grab…but, at least it came with the important stuff….height, width, length…that I could use.. Already had spent $20 on a supply of Ash lumber…. Shortest is 2’, some of the longer 1×6s are 5’ long. Should be enough there. Waited on Moose & ...

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Part 2: 1st panel glued up

06-05-2020 04:29 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Cut list says I need a 23” x 39” panel for the top of the Island…Hauled 4 planks to the shop, about 4’ long….By the time I had trimmed them to about 40”....and did a straight-line rip… 5-7/8” width….was coming up a bit short of the 23” width…..Hauled another plank to the shop…this one had a large split on one end….figured I could do a couple rips, to get a decent strip as a filler….will keep the other 2 st...

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Part 3: 1st panel trimmed up, and a cut list

06-06-2020 04:19 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Managed to draw up a cut list, of sorts… Ink was barely dry…when I had to make a change. Glad Fred Flintstone didn’t carve the list in stone…list is more of a guide….Case in point. After the 1st panel had been squared up….the size did a few changes…Per the list: 3/4” x 23-1/2” x 39” As glued up: 3/4” x 24” x 40” As trimmed square: 3/4” x 21-5/8” x 38-5/8” Because of a new, roll-around...

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Part 4: A bottom shelf needed made

06-09-2020 03:27 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Just 4 planks, cut to a rough length of 36-1/2”...straight-line ripped to get somewhat decent edges for glue to adhere to…this time around..2 pipe clamps sitting on top of the tablesaw, while I sort the 4 for best effect.. Spread a bit of glue, rub the joints together a bit..add the 3rd clamp up on top….added a couple cauls to flatten the ends at the glue joints.. Was hoping this would be the show side…removed the clamps the next day… Was trying to trim ...

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Part 5: Parts is parts

06-10-2020 04:27 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

And running out of places to stash them. Notches are done.. Then..The legs came out of the clamps, where they had been sitting overnight…There was a block glued on…to thicken the foot of the leg, so a caster could be installed.. so…now all four legs are sitting around..I did clean up one “foot” Legs are fitted into the notches in the bottom shelf. The block also supports the shelf. Needed to mill ends… With a rebate to sit under the shelf&#...

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Part 6: Curves and things

06-12-2020 02:41 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Letting the new lumber sit a few days….that divider panel is out of the clamps. Ends squared up, one edge trimmed for width..both faces flattened and smooth…set aside for a bit. Long aprons needed a curve to them… Laid it out, just 3 nails and a scrap of bendy Ash. Bandsaw to try to cut to the line….got close, laid out the second one, and cut it. Blade is getting dull…, clamp the 2 aprons together in the vise, and give a spokeshave a try Trying...

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Part 7: Not a good day

06-13-2020 11:13 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

at some point, the assemble tipped over, and onto the floor….turned out, both legs were knocked loose…repairs involved counter-bored screws….got both attached, again…added the divder into it’s dado, via glue and screws…needed a place to set this mess work on other things… Leg repairs….glued and screwed…one leg was being…stubborn…I used the tablesaw as an assembly table.. That stubborn leg? seems it had snapped the...

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Part 8: Saturday in the Dungeon

06-14-2020 02:51 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

For those that complain about how small their shops are….. This is where I spent Saturday afternoon at….even had an “assembly area” set up… Though it did get a bit cramped…. But, with the Island off my tablesaw, I could mill a few parts to size…until the lumber ran out…worked at the top of the case….needed the ends closed up.. So, a 1x was glued to the webframe’s end, with a tight fit between the uprights….same at t...

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Part 9: Monday?

06-16-2020 05:12 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Sunday was too busy elsewhere, to go to the shop…and, even though the shop is closed on Mondays…had to get things moving….Had three panels, sitting around all clamped up, and doing nothing but taking up floor… Largest of the 3 was still sitting on my tablesaw…removed to clamps, trimmed the ends square, width was a hair too wide. Surfaced the better looking of the 2 faces flat, and as smooth as I could get it. Then a bit of glue, and some clamps.....

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Part 10: A door and a start on a drawer

06-18-2020 02:43 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Had the blank for the door…needed it sized to fit the opening…ends squared, both faces flattened, and a rebate done… So the edge wraps around the divider. Will get a set of better hinges today, maybe. Went out and bought a bit of lumber, the other day….a 1×6 x 8’ Pine board ( sorted through 1/2 the rack to find a good one) a 1/4” x 2’ x 4’ Luann panel for a drawer bottom. The Middle shelf gets a 3/4” x 2’ x 4’ pin...

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Part 11: Drawer done, hardware is installed....

06-19-2020 10:25 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, dovetails were done…next, needed a groove milled to house the drawer’s bottom panel…could use the Stanley #45..Or…and old Plough Plane…1864 model.. Wound up using both. The old plough plane on the Pine sides of the drawer…the #45 on the Ash drawer front, and finish up the pine ones to depth, as the plough does not have a depth stop.. Then a dado was milled at the back of the drawer sides…and then cleaned up flat with a router…plane.. ...

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Part 12: Build a shelf, add a top..

06-21-2020 02:53 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

And, maybe a PIP? Page 4 of The Plan:Had to cut the 3/4” x 2’ x 4’ plywood panel down to size…even have a nice bit for “leftovers”.. Had to allow for the Ash edge pieces along 3 sides…and notch for the legs… And cut the Ash parts to length….then a bead of glue, and a few clamps.. Let this sit overnight….clamps then could be removed…and a cleat made.. Notches to fit around the legs… Other end will be atta...

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