cleaning out my scrap bins #10: planter stands

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Blog entry by hobby1 posted 05-31-2015 11:02 PM 1168 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Scrap bin clean out for next auction.

This one was playing with compound angles, greater than 45 so I used my bandsaw to do the cutting while holding the blank on angled wedges throughout the cutting process.

This one was interesting, I wanted to form a long 22.5 bevel on both scrap triangular blanks, to give an included angle of 45* when fitted together, using my table saw to cut these bevels, so when I have any kind of odd workpiece shapes to cut on my table saw, I resort to using a piece of scrap 1/2” thick plywood wide enough and long enough to accomodate the workblank, and temporarily attach a couple of cutoffs “tee slot rails” these are around 8 inches long to the plywood sled, and put them tight up against the edge of the workblank, then using the holddowns I clamp down the workpiece, and run the whole sled through the table saw riding tight against my saw fence. Its a quick makeshift tapering jig,, but in this case I used it to hold a awkward shaped workblank for doing a bevel cut along the length.
When I’m done with it, I take out the couple of screws holding the “tee slots” and the plywood can be used for another process in the future.

Thats how I was able to cut these triangular blanks with a long bevel cut on my table saw.

This one gave me the opurtunity to use up alot of acquired sticks around 3/4 by 3/4 to form a table top, no glue or dowels, just put them tight together, and I glued two rails on the bottom to hold everything to gether, and I put a finish nail in each top stick into the rails to keep it all together as one unit, then bandsawed out roughed edges then used my angle grinder to shape the edges to a somewhat natural look.

Ontop of this I ran my angle grinder with a touch and go across the top like skipping to give a random rough look, then using my finish sander to smooth out the transistions.

Have fun in the shop.

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