Hope Chest for Daughter #2 #12: panels cut to size and styles prepped

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 10-29-2016 05:32 PM 1148 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: How I prep card scrapers. Part 12 of Hope Chest for Daughter #2 series Part 13: one step back »

My first big mistake happened earlier this week when I set up the TS sled to cut my panels to size.
One of these things is not like the other… 3/4” short to be precise… and of course it was the panel with the nicest wood figure.

So after sulking for a few days, I went back into my design and made it 1.5” shorter, and cut the other side panels to match. I should have set up with a stop block like this the first time around…

Then I moved on to prepping the stock for the corner post/styles, doing my best to cut around the splits and checks…

Here they are all ready to rout. Just one piece that still has a split. I’ll have to try to stabilize that one with CA glue…

Decided to pre-sand before routing…

So far I’m pretty happy with the Amana AGE line raised panel set as I’m getting a clean, effortless cut…

A couple sticks had hidden defects that appeared after routing, but nothing a little Timber Mate filler can’t take care of…

I thought I’d give a shout out for the DC on the Rockler router table tops, as it is catching 99% of the waste…

Here’s the stack so far. This is my first time attempting raised panels and things go pretty fast once you have the router table set up…

The Inspector General stopped in to check up on my progress. Though she’s not so interested in helping out, she is still very interested in receiving the finished product…

That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping in.

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

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#1 posted 10-29-2016 08:31 PM

Great progress. Looks like a great inspector too. She looks happy with your work.

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

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#2 posted 10-29-2016 10:33 PM

You get back in the saddle a whole lot fast than I after an oops, Matt. Your IG looks very appreciative!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 10-31-2016 08:20 PM

Yep, she looks happy for the outlook

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

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