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Blog entry by builtinbkyn posted 02-21-2019 12:35 AM 804 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Procrastinating Part 4 of Wall-mounted Console series Part 5: Who pulled the plug? »

I think my procrastinating was put to good use. I wasn’t ready to proceed with where I was in the design. It’s a relatively basic design which is governed by the circumstances of the location. However I also felt it needed more detail to enhance the overall appearance of the composition. So I put pencil to paper to refine the nitty gritty of how everything will go together.

At this point I feel satisfied in the direction this has gone. Now I just need to execute it as well as I’m capable of doing. The basic carcass is milled, sized, dry fit and ready for further refinement.

Next time I think it’s a good idea to use miters for joinery, I’ll think twice about it and then use veneer :)

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



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#1 posted 02-21-2019 01:02 AM

That sure is beautiful workmanship. Perfection!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#2 posted 02-21-2019 02:48 AM

Really looking great. I missed the type of wood…walnut?

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#3 posted 02-21-2019 12:58 PM

That is shaping up nicely.

-- Brian Noel

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#4 posted 02-21-2019 01:57 PM

I think it looks fantastic Bill. The mitered corners were definitely the right call here IMO. I do notice in your sketch it looks like there’s a sliding dovetail for a divider but I don’t see one cut into the top/bottom pieces. Did you change your mind or did I misinterpret?

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

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builtinbkyn

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#5 posted 02-21-2019 02:35 PM

Thanks everyone. Right now it’s just a large rectangular box.

You know when you know something is missing or just isn’t right? Well that’s how I was feeling about this, so the reason for the slow go.

Yes Barbara, it’s walnut. Bought it from a local mill north of Pittsburgh.

Kenny, things are just dry fit and being held together with the splines. Still have a lot more work to do.

I’d really like to give the edge a radius vs the bevel I initially sketched. Sometimes I feel I design and build based on what tools/bits I have rather than designing to what I feel and see in the project. I’m going to see about making a custom scraper to use after rough shaping. Then I’ll test it and my skills to see if I can make it work. I’d really rather use a router for consistency. That would require a large bit like a table edge thumbnail bit. I’d also be afraid of having to deal with tear out with the router. A molding or plane of some type would be cool, but I don’t have one and that would require a custom iron. I guess all options are open until they’re not lol

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

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#6 posted 02-21-2019 02:57 PM

Ahhh that makes more sense :-) For some reason, I just assumed it was glued up.

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

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#7 posted 02-21-2019 03:08 PM

lookin real good on those mitered corners bill that jig you made does a great job.

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

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builtinbkyn

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#8 posted 02-21-2019 03:52 PM

Thanks Larry. I have to admit there was a lot of trepidation when proceeding lol

So about two weeks ago I was hunting around for something on the net – can’t even recall what my search was – and came across this pattern maker’s plane on eBay. It was pretty modestly priced, looked complete and in good condition. It was also a buy it now listing, so I did. It came with an extra iron which looks lie one that someone later down the road made from some tool steel. I’m going to try my hand at making the proper profiled sole and matching iron with the spare piece of steel. I think I’m going to try to incorporate a fence of sorts in this endeavor. One thing I don’t know – is the blade bevel up or bevel down? lol

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

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#9 posted 02-21-2019 04:00 PM

I’m guessing bevel down Bill. Looks like it’s bedded about 45? Also, the bed angle will affect the radius profile so account for that when you grind it. That’s a cool plane and should be a really interesting endeavor :-))

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

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#10 posted 02-21-2019 05:25 PM



I m guessing bevel down Bill. Looks like it s bedded about 45? Also, the bed angle will affect the radius profile so account for that when you grind it. That s a cool plane and should be a really interesting endeavor :-))

- HokieKen


The more acute the angle the flatter the radius. So the radius has to be exaggerated. I’m just wondering if the iron can have a flat grind with a hook like a scraper instead of a bevel? Then mount it in a block in a more vertical orientation?

My curve is too shallow if it were to be bedded at an angle but close to what I want if it were used in a more upright position.

This isn’t going to be quick or easy. I may abandon ship after a while, but I have a start on the iron. ;p

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

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builtinbkyn

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#11 posted 02-21-2019 05:31 PM

Ah I’m also realizing this profile needed to be done prior to sizing the boards with the miter. I might be able to do it with a router and bit with shallow passes. Otherwise it’s back to the original plan.

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

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#12 posted 02-22-2019 12:53 AM

Bill, I could send you a spare moulding plane. 10 or 12 hollow, something like that. Maybe a 14. If you’re interested, I can double check what I have for spares in the morning, and mail it tomorrow or Saturday if you’re interested.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#13 posted 02-22-2019 01:54 PM

Hey Dave. Thanks for the offer. After sleeping on it, I may be going back to the first plan or some modification of it. I’m just not feeling it :0

Oh this is what In thought I was going to do. Kenny pointed out I put those pics in the wrong post. Used a thumbnail bit for this.

Might be time to let this rest for a while. I have furniture from West Elm for the spare bedrooms to put together. That should keep me out of the shop for a day or so. Sometimes it better to let something go for a while. Then go back to it with fresh eyes. That goes for a lot of things in life :)

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

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#14 posted 02-22-2019 03:09 PM

i like the look and shape bill but yeah give it a rest come back and youll know what works for you.

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

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