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Blog entry by Timmy2Hands posted 12-11-2015 04:37 PM 775 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was planning on building a saw bench for this contest, however I realized that I actually do not have a real need for a saw bench in my shop at this time. What I really need is a way to monitor the temperature and humidity in the room that I store lumber, so I decided to go ahead and get the Hygrometer ($11.20) and Thermometer ($9.90) from Lee Valley and build a nice frame and panel for them. I’ll be using some curley maple left over from some previous projects and some walnut I have laying around.

Here are the project parts that I will be using.

Every operation begins at the sharpening station.
These are DMT diamond plates in Fine (600), Extra Fine (1200), and Extra Extra Fine (8000)

I’m using my #62 jack plane to joint the edges of the maple befor I glue them up.
The blade I’m using is honed for an effective angle of 45 degrees.

Now it’s a simple glue-up to create the panel size I need. It will be about 12” x 6” x 3/8”

-- Tim



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#1 posted 12-11-2015 09:35 PM

That’s some beautiful curly maple, Tim! Any tear out with the plane?

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 12-12-2015 01:29 AM

Hi Candy,
I’ll be working on the faces tomorrow and we’ll find out. It’s not been a problem on previous projects with this maple and I think it’s because I make sure to sharpen before I have a go. If I do run into tear out I’ll hit it with a freshly sharpened card scraper. I sharpen a lot and it really helps with all operations.
-Tim

-- Tim

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#3 posted 12-12-2015 03:15 AM

Sounds like a plan! :-)

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 12-12-2015 05:41 PM

Candy,
I did not run into any tear out.
-Tim

-- Tim

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#5 posted 12-12-2015 07:30 PM

Good job, Tim!

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 12-12-2015 07:47 PM

Instead of continuing this entry, you may want to add subsequent blog entries in a series, Tim. I didn’t know you had added to it when I made the above comment. Just a thought. You’re making good progress.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 12-12-2015 07:50 PM

Good point.
I may just wait till it’s finished and enter the whole thing as a new blog post.
I like having it all together in one spot.
-Tim

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#8 posted 12-12-2015 08:08 PM

Candy,
I thought about it and decided to go ahead and break it into parts.
Part two is up now.

-- Tim

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