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Laundry hamper #7: Slats, length and thickness

09-02-2021 06:02 PM by Dave Polaschek | 8 comments »

After yesterday’s fiasco with the frames for the doors I decided to go back to working on the slats today. First, I marked them all for length and cut them appropriately. 12⅛ inches for the short walnut slats, and 18⅛ inches for the longer oak slats. Then after inspecting see which side would be the show side, I marked a line across the end 1/4” from the non-show side, then pared off the corner with a knife. Then I set the slat down and planed the corner off. And c...

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Oak Storage Bench #2: Stock Preparation

02-02-2016 09:44 PM by ThomasLightle | 2 comments »

I prefer getting my wood in the rough for two reasons: The first reason is the cost. Rough lumber is incredibly cheaper than 4-side finished wood. The other reason is flexibility. I am able to “find” the best part of the board in the rough lumber whereas, if your wood is pre-finished, you are stuck with what you get.So here is my workflow: LayoutRough lengthRough WidthJoint 1 face and 1 edgeFinal width + 1/16” Joint to final widthPlane to final thicknessFinal lengthLet me...

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