Presents Arrive!!! & More Detail

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Blog entry by RickInTexas posted 05-17-2007 01:39 AM 933 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My birthday presents finally arrived today. Picked out the parallel clamp set from JET, includes 2-24” and 2-40” clamps with the 90 deg. support blocks. One thing I was surprised with was the weight of them, especially the 40”-ers. Also surprised by the added support foot that is adjustable outside of the two clamp faces.

Now that the 11 hour days are hopefully done at work, I can get back and finish up the crib that goes with the changing table. I saw that “lclashley” was wanting some more detail on the sides, so I included a couple of pictures here. The sides are framed with 3/4” cherry, with 3/8” x 1 1/4” slats in the opening. There is a piece of Baltic Birch ply. screwed in place from the inside to close in the hole and contrast the slats. I wanted the panel removable so that when I finished the piece I wouldn’t have to worry about runs and drips with all the inside corners. There’s also a picture of the railing where it wraps around to the back, showing the stair-stepped effect.

Railing Detail in BackSide View of Dresser

I'll also get pics up of the mobile unit I made for my planer. Had to do something so that I could move it around to use it without needing help. Otherwise, it is a "beast".

Until next time...happy sawdust makin' y'all.

-- Rick - Spring, TX

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#1 posted 05-17-2007 02:54 AM

Happy birthday and congratulations on the parallel clamp set from JET.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 05-18-2007 05:09 AM

Happy Birthday Rick, I know you’ll love those JET clamps I picked up 4 – 50” at Rockler the other day and they are sweet….

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#3 posted 05-18-2007 05:12 AM

Nice cherry! Happy Birthday.

-- John

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#4 posted 05-18-2007 07:40 AM

Happy Birthday, Rick!!! And congrats to your first blog entry here. Hope that more are on the way ;)

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#5 posted 05-18-2007 07:40 AM

Happy Birthday Rick, hope you have many, many more…clamps.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 05-18-2007 04:28 PM

Thanks for the additional pictures. and happy birthday

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 05-18-2007 04:46 PM

Happy B’day Rick. Let us know how those clamps work out.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#8 posted 05-18-2007 04:48 PM

Happy Birthday!!!! May your upcoming year be filled with glorious projects and accomplishments.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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