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Wormy Chestnut Shaker Linen Press #4: Almost done with the panels

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Blog entry by Bertha posted 535 days ago 1565 reads 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Gluing up panels Part 4 of Wormy Chestnut Shaker Linen Press series no next part

Miscalculated the waste on one, so proud board needs to be planed (after I put away the planer).

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



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Don W

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#1 posted 535 days ago

glad to see some progress from WV. I’ll never tire of the wormy chestnut.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 535 days ago

What is this project, and who is Bertha? Wait, I remember that guy. Used to hang around on the Handplanes thread, right? And wormy chestnut… I have a few scraps of that stuff in inventory that came from West Virginia!

Oh!! Its AL!!!!

Throwing us a bone of progress on the linen press, actually getting shop time! Sweet! This cabinet is gonna have all kinds of visual interest, I think. Looking forward to some larger assemblies, exciting times to come. Congrats on progress!

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

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Brit

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#3 posted 535 days ago

Found any worms yet then? Nice to have you back Al and great to see some progress on the linen press. I’m off to find out what a linen press is now, ‘cause whatever they are, we don’t have them 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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LukieB

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#4 posted 535 days ago

Looking good Al!! If you come up short, I have a few small pieces of wormy chestnut I’ve been holding on to for a long time. Not really sure what to do with them, so if you need em…..

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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terryR

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#5 posted 535 days ago

Great to see more photos from your shop…that’s gonna be a sweet panel…miss ya, bud! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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ShaneA

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#6 posted 535 days ago

He is back…the press is back. Hope all is well.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 535 days ago

Looking good, Bertha. That chestnut is so beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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superstretch

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#8 posted 535 days ago

loving that chestnut!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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grizzman

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#9 posted 535 days ago

hey al really nice to hear from you, man i love the chestnut, ive watched videos of the plight of this magnificent tree, and you have a piece of history , enjoy the build…....

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

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Spoontaneous

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#10 posted 535 days ago

Good looking wood…. I had to look up and see what a linen press might look like. I thought it was going to be a table of sorts with some apparatus that flattened sheets… or something. Now I know. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece with this particular wood.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Don W

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#11 posted 535 days ago

Yea Al, I know what it is, but we’re gonna need an explanation of why it’s called a press.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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stefang

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#12 posted 535 days ago

I don’t know what a linen press is Bertha, but I love the wood. Do you have to train the worms or are they just naturally creative (destructive?). Looking forward with suspense what this eventually turns out to be. I’m sure it will be nice since you are building it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Mauricio

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#13 posted 535 days ago

Great to see some progress Al!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Grandpa

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#14 posted 535 days ago

Good to see some activity in WV. Now I also need to look up linen press. All the guys above claimed to have looked it up but I wonder about them since they didn’t share the findings. LOL Good to see your post.

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stefang

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