Hope Chest for Daughter #2 #10: Panels Cleaned Up

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 10-23-2016 11:14 PM 794 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: gluing up panels with the new clamping cauls Part 10 of Hope Chest for Daughter #2 series Part 11: How I prep card scrapers. »

I finished the 5 panel glue ups and put the clamping cauls and clamps away, and cleared the bench for the next step, cleaning up the panels.

I wiped off as much of the glue that squeezed out off right away with wet paper towels, so the tops were in pretty good shape.

The bottoms were a different story.

I like to take the big boogers off by paring with a large 2” timber framing chisel, using it like a slick.

Then I hit the joints with a card scraper.

And I’m ready to sand.

I use a down draft table that doubles as my TS outfeed table, with a shop vac connected to the sanders, and a Jet AFS air filter mounted above, and I ware a dust mask.

I started with the belt sander, 80 grit, then 100 grit.

I should have started with 60 grit, as I got impatient with the 80 and applied too much force, which generated too much heat and made the seam fail (twice).

Then 150 grit on the RO sander.

Here’s one all done. Something funny is going on with the light here… the color is actually uniform across the surface.

And here’s all 5 finished up.

Looks like the filter is doing its job.

And that’s all she wrote. Time to put a dry shirt on and sit down to enjoy a cold one.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.

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

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#1 posted 10-24-2016 12:07 AM

Good progress Matt.

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

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#2 posted 10-24-2016 12:51 PM

Moving right along. Looking really good

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

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