I had a busy week that stopped me from getting much done in the Woodshop. Between work and the Fred Hall Fishing Show and some unexpected plumbing issues under the house not a lot got done.
Panels rough cut awaiting veneer
I squared up the leg ends and ensured the legs were all square and dimensionally matched one another. I then started on making 3 cold press clamps set-ups. I had 4 press screws and found that McMaster Carr has a really good price compared to woodcraft and Rockler. http://www.mcmaster.com/#press-screws/=lu4mft $16.23. I’m lucky enough to have one of their major warehouse’s close, so I can pick up everything and not incur any shipping costs. I made them out of 2×12 fir. I will be re making them out of a hardwood or weld up some square tubing now that I have used them and like the results.
3 Cold press’s made for panels
I made a simple jig to cut the deep dados safely on the table saw for the cross members
The panels are going to be Pecan Pecky and veneered on both inside and out. Blondie picked out the veneer to go with the Sepele.
I tried gluing up one side with some veneer softener and then gluing up after it dried and did not like the results. Today I glued the other side without the softener and had no cracking and no spotting like the other side. Seems this veneer is flat enough to not need to be sprayed with softener.
And now for some humor,
This week will be all about veneering all 11 panels which 4 of them will be book matched.
Thanks as always, All comments, advice and suggestions welcome.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"