Furniture School #4: 2nd class

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Blog entry by TraumaJacques posted 05-01-2009 04:27 AM 1618 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well the second class of my 10 week course is behind me. I somehow had it in my mind that we were going to make sawdust last night. Well what I forgot is this is a structured course and we needed to have a design and drawing done before we take the wood to the tools. I had mine done but once the instructor reviewed it I had to make some changes. Also there was a review of the safety and operation of the tools. We did however split the 12X6 piece we dressed last week in half and re glued it. This exercise was to teach us about clamp pressure and grain direction. It sounds basic but you have no idea how often a table top has buckled on me. Since I was not satiated with my shop time today I went into my shop and did a thorough cleaning and installed casters on “ ALL” of my tools which was way over due. The funny thing is that I was wearing my respirator mask when the guy who deliver my mother in law’s ( who lives with us) meals on wheels showed up he thought I was a freak afraid of the “swine flu“… he actually said “I am not sick”. I laughed and tried to explain but “whatever” he took off. There was really nothing to photograph this week so I have tried ti add pictures of my plans hope this come out OK and is not too boring for a blog.

Thanks for reading and I promise next week I will have made sawdust and there will be pictures.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 05-01-2009 05:34 AM

I know very well about clamp pressure and causing the top to buckle. I just built a table top and had to manipulate the clamp pressure to insure a flat glue-up.

I am enjoying this. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-01-2009 11:24 AM

As I have said before this is a nice opportunity that you have, Jacques. I think that it is wonderful that you are able to share this experience with the rest of us.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-04-2009 01:36 AM

Well I guess I’m getting in on this in the middle but it does seem interesting

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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