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Wall-mounted Console #3: Procrastinating

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Blog entry by builtinbkyn posted 02-18-2019 08:24 PM 496 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well sort of. First I had to work out the issues I was experiencing with the shooting board. There’s definitely some learning involved when using it. It’s not just stick a lump of wood on it and expect perfection. But after figuring out what the heck I was doing, I think I’m GTG with using it.

Second procrastination was a neighbor stopping by yesterday. He thought the house was on fire because “of the smoke pouring out” near the side of the house. No fire. Just a new, high efficiency condensing boiler fired up. The exhaust flue needed to be routed out the side wall because the installer couldn’t fish the PVC pipe to the roof. Not really a big deal afaiak. But we had a few beers and he checked out the shop. Oh then it was Sunday, so of course it’s Sunday sauce day :0 Some ravioli, sausage, a good brew and some woodworking reading.

Today I continued the procrastination. I decided it would be nice to have a hotdog of some form for my low angle jack when using it for shooting. So I used a few pieces of scrap and came up with something I’m pretty happy with. It’s not done yet, but it fits snug and provides a good place to grip the plane for shooting on this angled shooting board. Not sure if the final results will provide a good option for a straight shooting board, but I’ll worry about that when the need arrises. This one just needs some ergonomic refinements and it will work wonderfully.

The hotdog is snugged up with two screws. The wood pinches the sides of the plane body and stays put. No set screw required which would actually mar the body of the plane.

OK enough procrastinating for me today. I gotta get this finished.

But regarding the console/shelf/what ever it’s called – I guess I haven’t committed to the design, or more specifically, the walnut stock I purchased for this project. It’s nice enough, but I would really like to use rift sawn walnut.

I had this piece of walnut sitting around. It was a good size for resewing and gluing it up for the back panel which won’t be seen. I really would like that long grain showing all around as it would really enhance the design.

Unfortunately finding good available stock here in the land of Pitt seems to be a difficult task. Anyone know a good online seller that doesn’t ask for the first born male in return?

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 02-18-2019 08:37 PM

I would offer to shop Youngblood for you, but heck, I don’t even shop there for myself in the winter. Good luck in your quest, Bill.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 02-18-2019 08:41 PM

Fat Tire is a good choice Bill ;-) I like the hot dog too. A little procrastinating never hurt anybody!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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pottz

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#3 posted 02-18-2019 10:39 PM

i agree with kenny sometimes the procrastination has given me time to do something better than had i rushed ahead with it.hey be glad im not your neighbor,a fat tire or two and id spend all day in that gorgeous shop of yours-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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builtinbkyn

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#4 posted 02-18-2019 11:11 PM

LOL np Dave. There has to be someplace out here that carries decent rough-sawn lumber. There’s another LJ that has a YT channel. I’ll have to see where he buys his stock.

Kenny I knew you would agree on all counts lol

Larry, if anything, let it never be said I wasn’t a good procrastinator too, especially when the alternative is drinking beer :p

Well in all my procrastinating, I did finish the hotdog. Though it may not look it, it is definitely more comfortable and provides more leverage/power behind the stroke. It’s also rock solid in terms of being affixed to the plane body.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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builtinbkyn

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#5 posted 02-22-2019 12:51 AM

OK I think this is how this is going to work. I used a thumbnail profile bit on this after creating the reveal. The reveal will allow the knuckle of the knife hinge to tuck inside and not protrude.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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HokieKen

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#6 posted 02-22-2019 01:13 PM

Nice Bill. That looks really good. You should probably post it in the next blog in the series though since that’s where you’ve been discussing it ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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