Hope Chest for Daughter #2 #8: Back at it...

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 10-09-2016 10:17 PM 881 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Aftèr a long delay, we have bread boards Part 8 of Hope Chest for Daughter #2 series Part 9: gluing up panels with the new clamping cauls »

I’ve finally wrapped up my last interfering project and have cleared the decks for action to get back into this project…

My intention is to work it until completion…

Broke out the raised panel set and reviewed my plans…

Then I sorted my stock, selected boards for the long rails, cut off the checked ends, cut them to 3/4” over sized, and set up the style bit on my router table….

I used 13,000 rpm on the router (Porter Cable 3HP VS) and it cut effortlessly, leaving a very nice finish…

Unfortunately, I discovered a hidden defect in one of the boards, but this one was already designated for the back side and I’m going to see if I can get away with filling the little blow outs.

Next up, short rails, then styles, then glue up panels.

I’m tight on stock, so I have to plan this out carefully.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#1 posted 10-09-2016 11:24 PM

Good to see you back at this.

BTW: The contest is for a chair build…. ya better hurry!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Mainiac Matt

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#2 posted 10-10-2016 12:12 AM

Randy… I’m doing my best to keep up (or back) with you… :^p

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#3 posted 10-10-2016 01:34 AM

Good to see you making progress, Matt!

-- God bless, Candy

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Don Broussard

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#4 posted 10-10-2016 01:53 AM

Ah, the smell of sawdust in the air . . .

Good on ya for staying with it, Matt. Your daughter will love the finished project.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#5 posted 10-10-2016 02:05 AM

Nice… :D

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#6 posted 10-10-2016 03:03 AM

Good deal Matt. Get after it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#7 posted 10-10-2016 01:04 PM

Nice to see you are back to making progress. That is beautiful wood. I will be watching for the next step in your journey.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#8 posted 10-10-2016 01:23 PM

Looking good Matt. Carry on

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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