Big wood find #5: The base comes together

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Blog entry by rtb posted 02-06-2010 07:01 AM 1622 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I probably should have updated this about a week ago but the best laid plans of mice….etc . Drilling 5/8 holes through 1 in of white oak 3 in. cherry and an additional 1 in. of red oak is not something that you can whip out in 45 seconds. You are constantly removing the bit to clear the hole of the waste and there are many holes in this base.

end constrution

This assembly is still quite rough and there will be a lot of sanding and planning once its all together.

rough base

As the above picture shows the back lower stretcher has yet to be put in place

Since the above pictures were taken he remaining assembly has taken place and today I was able to put the tail vise in place. The type of vise is something I saw on the net, possibly here or in a magazine. It certainly will provide every thing that I am apt to need.


tail vice

tomorrow. install the small face vive and then start the afore mentioned sanding and planning

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#1 posted 02-06-2010 08:08 AM

Getting closer good progress

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#2 posted 02-06-2010 08:20 AM

Looking good. This is one project you’ll remember for a long time

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 02-06-2010 03:56 PM

Are you gong to do any inlay on the top?


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#4 posted 02-06-2010 05:06 PM

nice work, so r u gonna sell any wood to us LJrs?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#5 posted 02-06-2010 06:34 PM

noknot. up here we just put in a 3 inch tray, fill it with water,let it sit overnight in an unheated area, and its good until about July. :-) I have some nice 2×3 oat pieces cut, and will be doing more for the top.

some of the top, roughcut

Ike, when I post some of the wood to Craigs list I plan on a discount for any LJrs. I am not going to sell any until each piece has one side planned. I want to see and have buyers see what each piece looks like. AND only 1/2 of the wood is here we still have to get the rest but first get all of this up to make room for the rest.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#6 posted 02-09-2010 04:32 AM

looking good…i need to finally update my workshop blog!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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