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Blog series by robscastle updated 04-05-2014 01:20 AM 2 parts 2868 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: Cedar off cut fun

04-04-2014 09:21 AM by robscastle | 2 comments »

I was given this chunk of wood by degoose, I was not sure what it was so I decided to have some fun with it today. Its a roughie chuck out so there was nothing to lose playing about and having some fun with it. First up I arborteched the surface to determine what species it was. ...its a cedar genus, so its worth continuing, I wanted to get it reasonably parallel to see if it could be used for something. I set it up in my vice and set to work with my sabre saw cutting it to a co...

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Part 2: Thicknessing and surfacing (the alternate method)

04-05-2014 01:20 AM by robscastle | 5 comments »

Got real keen this morning and took the cedar out of the clamp and was going to set to work thicknessing. Set up the thicknesser and was about to get going. Oh no its too big, and I was not cutting 30mm or so off the side, so I decided to use my drum sander. Set up with 36 Grit and made a few passes, (read as about 20x) It was taking forever, So I set up a chalk line to determine how much needed to come off and set to work with the arbortec planner again. Now...

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