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Build a table, with Leftovers #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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Build a table, with Leftovers #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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Build a table, with Leftovers #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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Build a table, with Leftovers #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…..it 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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Build a table, with Leftovers #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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Build a table, with Leftovers #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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Build a table, with Leftovers #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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Build a table, with Leftovers #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 better..got the edges straight.. Took 3 tries on the tablesaw…but…edges are straight and parrallel. Reset...

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Shaker Table, dealing with Cardio problems #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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Shaker Table, dealing with Cardio problems #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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