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Tongue Drum Journey #3: Tongue Drum Journey No 3 ( but actually post 2a dummy spit)

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 06-05-2021 10:26 AM 453 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK after a coffee and a walk away from the impending project.

I determined I had screwed up badly, for the following reasons:-
1. I should have done a test cut after setting the 20 mm rip setting.
2. I should have not been so confident and set 21 mm
3. Then used the last No 6 undersized board for feet, trims etc.

Oh well these things happen

How did i fix it.
As there was a max of 0.5 mm run out on both sides I was reluctant to try and joint them or thickness the again and lose precious material I did not have to spare anyway.

then re measured them on the edge at six places

Side A

Side B

As I pondered how I could get out of this mess, as there was no way the would ever end up at the perfect 19 mm.

I thought about using my drum sander to correct the surface finish and complete the task.

So I rolled it out, fitted 80 Grit and chalked up one plank and ran it though.

To my surprise the board was actually bowed and the run out was below the edge surface on one side anyway.

Knowing this I sanded both sides of the six planks and they were all the same.
This meant I could use my thicknesser to finish the surfaces and end up with a uniform the thickness.

Carefully thicknessing them all I finished up with 18.5 mm (or close) on all of them

although they are all under size in regard to the Std 19 mm it may not necessarily matter as the drum project will consume all of the stock anyway.

And if I am still around if and when they break I will enjoy fixing them if capable!

Accepting the screw up I collected my dummy and cleaned the sawdust off and will continue on.

-- Regards Rob



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crowie

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#1 posted 06-06-2021 10:33 PM

Come Rob, Your a hard task master!
The drum will sound good even with 0.5mm less board on all six sides.
I’m just happy to see good old solid Aussie hardwood repurposed!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 06-06-2021 10:37 PM

Thanks Crowie!
Its bloody chilly here this morningg 9 deg! burrrrr nearly had to put long pants on! you must be noticing it!

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 06-06-2021 10:56 PM



Thanks Crowie!
Its bloody chilly here this morningg 9 deg! burrrrr nearly had to put long pants on! you must be noticing it!

- robscastle

About 6/7 here this morning as the sun comes up.
Expecting a cold few days ahead so need to fill the firewood box today!

PS – Unless it’s been over 35 for a week, I’m alway in trousers and long sleeves.
But for cold winter days I have a Bosch heated jacket for shed time!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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