Well I got my plywood home, although the fellow at the lumber yard looked at me kinda funny when I asked him to load load it on top of my RAV4 :-)
I marked off my stations, measured for the cut lines, nailed, and the drew my cutlines along the station points.
My circ saw is a bit dodgy so I thought I’d just join the two panels together and cut them on the bandsaw which worked pretty good. The cut, as you might expect when ‘guiding an 8’ long 2’ wide sheet from the far end, was not as fair as I would have liked but a bit of hand planing took the worst of it out. I just have to touch up a few a spots and I’ll have a fair curve along the hole lower edge. The nice part of having the two side cut at once and then planed at once is that the curve will be the same on both once they are separated.
I’ve got a bit of a bump still to smooth out but it was late, I was beat and the heat was getting to me a bit. Hey I’m from Manitoba -30 doesn’t phase me but plus thirty and I start to melt like an ice cream cone on an August sidewalk :-) . So far I’ve spent about 54 dollars and about three hours. I also cut the frame braces and something I think is called the chine logs? I may have my terminology a bit garbled. After church I came home and intended to do a bunch more but went for a drive with Jennifer. Then friends invited me to dinner in their town about an hour away so I just cleaned up and had a great dinner, then I had to head back into work for a bit. In fact I am writing this as I am about to leave work and head home ( the connectivity is much more reliable here). I plan to finish fairing and lay out my bulkheads and perhaps cut them out tomorrow evening.
I am thinking of gluing and ring nailing these frame pieces into place. The web page talks about using Titebond II is there a better glue to use? Should I even be gluing these together?
-- "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