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Twins! #3: Wood selection

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Blog entry by Andy123 posted 986 days ago 3693 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Inspration and cut list. Part 3 of Twins! series Part 4: Delay in the action. »

Well… I haven’t made and entry in a while. I’ve made a cut list and compared prices in Eugene, Oregon. Emerson Hardwood/Crosscut had the best prices. I made a detailed list of what wood I needed, in common thicknesses and widths. All I needed was laid out down to the last detail. I had my list in hand and I drove the 1.5 hours to Eugene to get my lumber. When I got there, Emerson had the widths I needed, but not the lengths. Crap! I had to redo the lumber list all in my head. After I took all of their kiln-dried, S4S maple, I was off. I came in under budget by $100. Which was nice.

I few weeks later, after letting my wood acclimatize to my shop, I started to cut the pieces I needed. I wanted to take my time, so it took me the whole day. I marked all the pieces off as I went and marked the pieces as well with a part number. After I was done, I was missing one piece 26.5×3x1. Dang! Well…I had to redo the list in my head at the lumber yard, so I think I did pretty good.

I let the wood set for about a week before I did anything else on them, so I worked on some Christmas presents.

Over the last couple of days I’ve been cutting 72 tenons. It was a pain in the butt. I had to make a shop-made, Table-saw tenoning jig. It was simple, but it worked well. I have all the face cuts done, and about half of the cheek pieces cut off. It will take me about 30 minutes in the shop to finish that operation. I’ve been separating the operations so the whole crib does not feel as daunting. Well that catches me up to-date. I hope to make more regular entries. Any tips would be appreciated.

This is a photo of all of the post that need tenons for the crib.

After I made all of the cheek cuts.


The face cuts. Or whatever people call them. I just thought is sounded right.

More parts.

My “made in 10 minutes, but square” tennoning jig.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me



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HerbC

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#1 posted 985 days ago

Andy,

Sounds good but remember, NO PICTURES? THEN IT DIDN’T HAPPEN…

Seriously, sounds like you’re making significant progress. How did you resolve the missing piece situation? Back to the lumberyard or substituted from some other source?

And yes, we do like pictures.

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Andy123

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#2 posted 985 days ago

I’ll take some photo today and post them.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#3 posted 985 days ago

Herb, my dad lives in Eugene, and he is going to pick up a piece from the the same yard. We are working on it together, so we can have a family heirloom that both of us worked on.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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