Working with recycled timber #72: MC Fish Tank Stand Leg Work Pt 2

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 07-16-2017 09:58 PM 1371 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I prepared all the timber for the legs cut them to length and began to dry assemble everything for checking of dimensions and overall workability.

Because it recycled timber I had to select each piece so any defects and man made holes etc were not visible

The two white scraps are the actual size of the horizontal spacers appearing at the top middle and base for the shelves.
T = top F = Front # =Leg position No Arrow = next leg # then last lext leg No (just in case I cannot count)

I was all ready to continue when I discovered I had a crook leg.

I am not sure how it manage to go undetected as I dont think it could not have possibly warped after cutting

At first I suspected my jointer fence had moved so I checked it out.
Nothing wrong there so I decided to resaw it square.
After resawing it all was OK but it was now about 5mm undersize from the rest.
I considered using it and hiding it in the middle back but decided against it as I thought the dimensioning would cause problems later. So Leg 3 got retired.

I selected another piece

A MRI scan cleared it for use.

Next I checked it for the best faces to joint unfortunately the bow did not allow me to do the face I wanted so continued on with opposites.

All ended up OK but as it was a bit annoying so I moved on to the door.

I prepared the timber biscuited it and glued it up and put it asside to allow the glue to set.

To be continued.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 07-16-2017 10:07 PM

Rob, still moving along i see.

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#2 posted 07-17-2017 03:41 AM

you da man rob,i love your style baby.

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

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#3 posted 07-17-2017 04:25 AM

Looking good… sorry you had to lose Leg 3!

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