Well today is day 3, the halfway day again! It was a great day today, managed to fix the error I’d made last day by just swapping two pieces so I’m happy about that. I was concerned that my boards may have twisted between classes but the wood must be well and truly dry and acclimatized and I guess there was not too much stress in the boards so far so good. Managed to final dimension all of the pieces (about 12 of them) and just began figuring out the mortise and tenon joints on the cross pieces of the stool. I think I will bring in my mortise chisel to the next class to speed things up, and I just like using it :-) I guess I should bring my mallet also…although the long handle does look a bit goofy.
Ryan gave us a demo of doing a glue up of a cutting board (a small side project to show how to process a laminated piece). I am hoping I can get that side project done on Thursday and let it dry for Tuesday’s class.
Ryan explained very well how to set up the table saw for cutting tenons, and cutting many pieces precisely the same length. Ohh ya I got to use a cross cut sled today! I now see why everyone who makes one makes them! What a great safe way to get 90 degree angles! I will definitely make one for my new saw (when I get it!).
All in all a great 3 hours, where I got a lot done on the project and learned an enormous amount and put into practice so much of what I’ve learned here and from Ryan.
Good night all!
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2