Woodworking projects under way. #25: From lumber rack, to wedding gift...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 04-21-2012 10:04 PM 1917 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 24: The artificial Christmas Tree Stand is underway... Part 25 of Woodworking projects under way. series Part 26: Got the shop clean enough. Time to start on the wedding gift, and I have a week to go! »

Just spent the last hour in the shop cleaning, trying to find the top of the workbench. Too many drywall cutoffs, cans of paint, and trim cutoffs in there. I REALLY need to clean this mess up! But alas, the wedding deadline marches on!

Working space on workbench cleared. CHeck.
Working space on table saw cleared. Check.
Working space on drill press cleared. Check.
Locate just the right piece of walnut for the project? Check…

Sadly almost all of my stock is 8-10” wide, my jointer is 6”, so I can face joint the whole shebang in a planer sled, or…

Set jointer up, and edge joint it first. The stuff is really close to flat anyway, so get it close to size, THEN face joint it, edge it totally clean, plane it, and rip to final size…

I am more than half tempted to just whip out the #7 and hand plane it instead of machining it…

Sadly I need to get moving, so time to put this project on temporary hold. Will pick more up later…

I am about gain 2 nieces, okay we have a lot of those, but one of them just went to her first high school dance… More gifts to come from Uncle Dave’s workshop!

I think it’s gonna have to be a punk beater for my brother…

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#1 posted 04-23-2012 08:45 AM

Reads like you life is about as hectic as mine.

Hope it all works out OK!

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