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Wormy Chestnut Shaker Chest (was linen press) #2: Planing the lower carcass stock

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Blog entry by Bertha posted 02-23-2012 12:54 AM 12471 reads 1 time favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Milling the stock Part 2 of Wormy Chestnut Shaker Chest (was linen press) series Part 3: Gluing up panels »

I began bringing down the 7/8” to 3/4” for the lower carcass. Us guys with tiny shops have to make do:)
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Some of the surfaces are really intriguing. I’ve got some difficult decisions to make.
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Getting there….
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-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog



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#1 posted 02-23-2012 12:59 AM

if you ask my opinion, which you sort of implicitly did, the 2nd and 5th picture pieces look good immediately adjacent to each other (ie in a single panel or something like that). The other ones are kind of too wild and would look better spaced apart somewhat.

those look like some sharp planer blades you got there :-)

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#2 posted 02-23-2012 01:00 AM

any quarter sawn surfaces?

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#3 posted 02-23-2012 01:16 AM

well here is one decision you wont have trouble making my shipping address will be pm’ed to you right away, just band it and besides that im not picky…lol….....p.s. oh yea…send steak along to, i will help him convalesce with my girl molly, she will show him how to get back up and running…we run a get the squirrel class 101….lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 02-23-2012 02:02 AM

Wow man, wonderful crap!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#5 posted 02-23-2012 02:17 AM

Nice stuff.If I was in your shoes I would drive myself (and wife) crazy trying to figure what should be what.Good luck on it.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#6 posted 02-23-2012 02:40 AM

Looks good!

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#7 posted 02-23-2012 03:02 AM

interesting wood! I’ll be watching yoiu ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 02-23-2012 03:06 AM

Just have to work with what you have don’t you? Looking good like you have it.

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#9 posted 02-23-2012 03:45 AM

Wow, you’ve got a big challenge ahead re: material layout. Looking forward to watching this one, gonna be outstanding!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#10 posted 02-23-2012 05:28 AM

1st picture.
It looks “orderly” wild.

You can do it my way: cut away and see what you get…

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 02-23-2012 11:42 AM

oh yea. amazing how mother nature can create

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#12 posted 02-23-2012 11:56 AM

Gee Al, from the looks of your progress, you should just about have all of that chestnut processed and ready to load up by the time I swing through on my way to Florida. 8-)

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#13 posted 02-23-2012 12:00 PM

I honestly wouldn’t know where to put that lot, so good luck with that!

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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#14 posted 02-23-2012 01:00 PM

^Thanks, guys! It’s hard to build a “subtle” project with this wood, lol. Given the fact that it’s going to be very busy no matter what I do, I might not overthink it and just start gluing up panels. The widest piece I have is around 4” but beggars can’t be choosers. Lysdexic, I haven’t tried the woodslicer yet. I’m not in the mood to wrestle my 1 incher. That sounded bad. I’ll try it once I start milling more stock and let you know.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 02-23-2012 02:37 PM

Al that is beautiful wood but I have to agree with Andy I don’t know how I would arrange those panelS. There are dramatic. Dramatic to the point that I wonder if this is the right wood for your project. I am not trying pee in your cornflakes here. But in the pic that you posted wasn’t that piece made of a finer grain wood.
I think that the wormy chestnut will produce a handsome cabinet but I suspect it is going to look different than your example.

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty

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