Tapered Display Tower - beetle-kill pine #4: Take out the BIGGEST guy first.

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Blog entry by NBeener posted 10-07-2010 11:37 PM 1290 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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That’s always the advice if—as happens SO often—you’re confronted by a big gang of thugs.

And I didn’t.

Much of the work on these projects is thoroughly enjoying and relaxing—if even a bit nerve-wracking, because we want to do it right !

But … for me … I can usually tell, as I review plans, which parts of the project are going to be—by a factor of 100x—hardest for me.

In the case of THIS project, it’s the false tenons and the wedges. There are templates to be cut out for each, and then—the eight tenon templates AND the eight wedge templates are to be affixed to the milled stock, and cut out on the band saw.

But there’s that nagging “visually impaired” thing again.

I was PRETTY sure I could just wait this part out, and that … eventually … it would go away.

No. No dice. Didn’t happen.

Over the last couple days, then, I set out to tackle the wedges—affix, cut, and sand.

And they were all I thought they’d be. Bleccch !!!

But … Chapter One is done. Ladies and Gentlemen: I give you … the wedges:

The first two, prior to sanding:

All eight, after sanding:

I’m in “Eyeball Rehab,” now, for a little while.

It’s my BET, though, that the little false tenon templates … are quaking in their boots :-p

And OhByTheWay: Grizz already asked me if I’m leaving the paper ON, or taking it OFF.

Haven’t made up my mind, yet :-)

-- -- Neil

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#1 posted 10-07-2010 11:50 PM

leave it on , they will bee great conversationpieces….LOL

take care

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#2 posted 10-08-2010 12:42 AM

Those little wedgies are so cute!!! Better than the other kind of wedgie ;-))
Grizz would leave it on!!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 10-08-2010 01:43 AM

well ellen knows me so well…lol..but these are a much better wedge then the ones that were doled out in the locker room…and i can surly say i would not like one of these in or near ….......shall we say near the crack of dawn…....ohhhhhhhhh i see the light…..........

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 10-08-2010 03:58 AM

Nice job Neil!

We wish you the best with your eyes.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 10-08-2010 04:15 AM

I have to leave them on, at least until I drill the countersunk holes.

After that … who knows ? ;-)

Thank you, Dick. It surely seems like you’ve had YOUR struggles, too. I hope it goes without saying … that I wish you all the best, and years of good health.

Wedgies. You have to wonder who invented those.

My big brother enjoyed the fact that—when I was about eight, my good friend, Johny, was about five. My brother—by way of Johnnie—introduced me to the “Power Wedgie,” where one is actually lifted up and swung in circles, by their underwear.

I wonder what became of Johnnie ;-)

-- -- Neil

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 10-08-2010 01:43 PM

I wonder if that’s the same Johnnie that introduced my tongue to a steel fence post during some below zero weather?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 10-08-2010 08:31 PM

No his name was Glenn, the guy who picked me up and used my head as a battering ram against the refrigerator door….......aren’t older brothers nice to have…...........(-:

I love to make things using full scale templates…........sometimes I create them for my own designs, for instance my tote that holds my measurement tools has complex curves I made in CorelDraw and then just placed the pattern on the wood…...............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#8 posted 10-08-2010 09:21 PM

I hear it on the Simpsons all the time And as you Know I don’t fully understand American please tell me what is a wedgie is it when your constapated or what? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 10-09-2010 01:03 AM

Ahhh Scotsman, you missed the best thing about growing up provided it didn’t happen to you! A wedgie is when someone goes behind you and grabs the back of your underwear and pullllllllls uuuuupppppp! Get the picture? Lots of laughter always involved except to the recipient.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 10-09-2010 01:51 AM

Bearpie has it exactly right, Alistair.

And you had it PARTIALLY right. If you aren’t constipated BEFORE the wedgie, well … things DO tend to change, afterward.

If memory serves, you need hand tools, a decent amount of agility and flexibility, and a fair amount of free time, to restore your underwear to its original, not quite SO upright, position :-O

-- -- Neil

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