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Blog series by ChunkyC updated 09-17-2011 05:30 AM 4 parts 2964 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: Getting Started

09-11-2011 06:35 PM by ChunkyC | 0 comments »

My Mom and Dad have an old fern stand that we got from the old farm. I’ve always like it. I think it’s the simplicity of it that has always appealed to me. I don’t have any picture of it, only the ones in my brain and I haven’t come up with a way post posting those, yet. So I called Dad Friday night and asked him to send be the basic dimensions, LxWxH, so that I would have a sense of scale. He emailed the dims late on Friday night. Perfect because I was hoping ...

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Part 2: Making the Column

09-11-2011 06:41 PM by ChunkyC | 0 comments »

The column is going to be about 32” long. To join the four sides it decided on using a rebate on one edge of each piece verse just butting the pieces together. Using this method, helps to hide the but end of each piece. The rebate is 3/4” x 1/2” which will leave a 1/4 “reveal.” You can see in pic two that I cut the rebates a little wider than 3/4”. This way I can plane the edges down for a perfect no gap fit.

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Part 3: The Top and Bottom

09-11-2011 06:52 PM by ChunkyC | 3 comments »

This the top and bottom pieces for the stand. I had to cut in a Dutchman in the bottom piece. I inadvertently used a piece of stock that was cracked on one end. I haven’t cut in a Dutchman in a very long time as I typically wouldn’t ever use a piece with a crack in it and I haven’t had a band saw in the shop for ages. I cut the Dutchman from a piece of off cut and the used the band saw to cut it free. A little sanding and it was perfect fit. Then used my bl...

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Part 4: The end it getting closer

09-17-2011 05:30 AM by ChunkyC | 0 comments »

It’s hard to get much done around the shop during the week but I managed to get some good time in tonight after work. There’s still quite a bit left to do. I still need to fasten the top and bottom to the pedestal, they just posing for the camera. I also cut some 1/4 round to at the bottom of the pedestal to hide the joint between the base and the column. Of course, finishing still needs to happen. I’ve sanded the entire stand to 220 at this point. I’ll need ...

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