Wormy Chestnut Shaker Linen Press #3: Gluing up panels

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Blog entry by Bertha posted 05-02-2012 04:57 PM 7258 reads 1 time favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Planing the lower carcass stock Part 3 of Wormy Chestnut Shaker Linen Press series Part 4: Almost done with the panels »

Got started gluing up panels for the lower carcass. The grain is VERY busy and much of the wood is in rough shape. I handplaned one panel until flat and it measured 11/16”, so the rest of the boards go back through the planer at this setting.
When you don’t have a proper bench yet, you make do:)

I power jointed everything, then sprung it with the jointer plane & glued up:

Flatten with the jointer:

Jack with jacks

Smooth with smoothers/scrape with scrapers

side panels getting there


-- 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 05-02-2012 05:05 PM

Looking good, Al! I love that wood.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 05:06 PM

oh yea al, the wood isnt busy, it just has a lot to say…..beautiful buddy, i know your going to do a great job and this piece will speak volumes…i cant wait to see your next blog on this, i love following a project like this, enjoy the journey amigo…i know i will…grizz

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

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 05:07 PM

Nice.. Love that wood

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 05:11 PM

oh yea…pet steak for me today, well and give em a hug too…and well…if i dare say…a little kiss also…lol…if ya do such a thing, or ya might not want to admit doggie kisses, but, just in case…LOL….

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

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 05:13 PM

Very Nice !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#6 posted 05-02-2012 05:14 PM

You know, I think that wormy chestnut may have had an insect problem or something. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 05-02-2012 05:47 PM

Looking more than GOOD ! Grand is more like it ! Bench looks a lot like mine ! I won’t trade or upgrade something with such character !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#8 posted 05-02-2012 05:47 PM

They came out great Al. Nice job on the jointing and flattening. I can’t see any gaps from here.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#9 posted 05-02-2012 06:07 PM

Wow – that is looking good.
And you are running through the full spectrum of planes. Good for you. I don’t have the nerve to do that.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 05-02-2012 06:54 PM

Love that wood Al.

-- ~Tony

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#11 posted 05-02-2012 07:26 PM

That is a great glue up, awesome wood and some fine planes too.

-- $tudie

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#12 posted 05-02-2012 07:43 PM

Now thats just showing off;)
Nice job!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#13 posted 05-02-2012 08:10 PM

Gotta love that wormy chestnut for sure!

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

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#14 posted 05-02-2012 09:08 PM

want to borrow my super bedrock to get that to size?

Lookin good Al!

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#15 posted 05-02-2012 11:08 PM

Oh wow! That is gonna be really beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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