Storage for this old house... #4: Bit Of Bitching... tho I know It will be replaceded for free...

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Blog entry by RichClark posted 01-04-2010 04:12 AM 935 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Magnetic Switched Failed in my TS… I was like ok Ill make some jigs and use my hand saw and it took me most of yesterday and today to rip the Dado’s for the back of the cabinet and cut two fricking shelves.

You would think the birthday boy of Xmas would get a better shake.. but NO…

The Saw was fine when I trued up the ply for the T_Jig to make the dado’s and then After I was happy with it I was going to true a piece of (OLD really 3/4” ply) for the foot of the DADO jig and I tapped the go! and the saw fired up.. and then It stopped about 3” into the cut!.. I thought maybe I bonked the shut off paddle and tried again.. and It was dead…

So I dug thru the DOCS and finally isolated it to the switch.. but where..

So I took the switch apart and the leads near the selenoid (that provides not firing up when power is restored) were a bit toasty… I decided to crack the switch itself open ( I was DIEING to be glueing up today!!) and it was alot of arcing and toastiness inside.. I cleaned up everything, reassembled it.. and ohh.. the Magnet is not working anymore..anyway.. ( my Multi Meter told me it was toast from the get go) If anyone wants to help me and hold the fricking SAW ON! while I cut stuff please send me a note!

I don’t rely on allot of power tools to Make stuff… I use allot of hand tools casue that is me. Sizing stuff is for my big dog tools..

I gave away my hand power saw.. (groan)..

I went back to cutting (or trying to cut) accurate (accurate!!!) shelves by hand and using a 7 1/2 Plane and hand saw. I made two… in like 9 hours… So I am so pissed its not funny….

Well that covers the shelves what about the Dado’s for the back of the case you ask?

On my table saw the would be cake.. but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…

Since the TS toasty and I want to actually make progress I pressed on!

I bought “LABELED” mind you! 1/4” bead board that is really not!

As usual.. It is wonderful! perfect! fit the project exactly! stuff.. but its Metric! It is packaged in .75MM x8’ and the coverage I got was 42”. ( I was in a hurry this should be done already!)

But with the TS down for the holidays.. I was desperate to accomplish anything!... So I got me a roller guide edge router bit 1/2” dado’s and thought inside out and ran the edge’s stood up on edge and took out the .75MM on a 1/2 shelf for the back to lay in.. This means I set up the router table so that instead of the “safe” laying stuff down I stood it up on edge so I got a 1/2” cut to the rest of the height of the backing at exactly .75MM. (nearly a 1/4 Inch) PITA!

If I did it on my TS I should have just made sure it was thickness of the back wood and pretested it (as I did alot with the router table) but It would have been a no brainer.. was kinda fun to spend a few bucks and get a bit I will use again.. to do it kinda free handed… The “Skill 1/2” bit was like (14.95 + tax) and I need it to make the same rabbets for the the curved top doors.. (any excuse to buy a widget….)

Think out of the box… but don’t hand cut shelves unless your into early American pain or such.

Ill add onto any of the entries your not sure what I am talking about.. this is about sharing skills!

(And I lack them all)


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