A New Beginning: Design & Build from scratch... #2: Just being a Galoot.......

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Blog entry by Chris posted 07-28-2008 11:45 PM 10784 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So, yesterday afternoon I started really working on the project. I had ~10BdFt of 8/4 White Oak on hand so I rough cut it to length on the table saw then started flattening the faces and jointing the edges. When it’s about 90 – 95 Degree’s(f) and 90% humidity it can make for quite a workout & weight loss program. I have the blanks for the aprons and legs ready to to re-saw on the Bandsaw. There is no way I would try that by hand with a rip saw; I’m not the twisted!

A flattening we will go, A flattening we will go…..

How square is that edge?

About that square!

Stop to cleanup, then keep going…..

Of course this is the VERY much shortened version of this effort I’ll update again as it all progresses. For now it’s just me and my planes (oh, and bandsaw).

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 07-29-2008 12:14 AM

I can certainly appreciate 95 degrees with 90% humidity … been there, done that … it’s not fun. I’m impressed with you patience in truing up your boards with hand tools. I ain’t got it and impressed by those who do. So far, so good.

-- Working at Woodworking

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