handtool workbench #9: All parts roughed out (i think)

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Blog entry by Tugboater78 posted 11-06-2015 04:08 AM 784 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So where did i leave off?

Been sporadically working on rest of the parts needed.

Morning after last post i took my toolwell and apron laminations out to the back shop.
Changed blades on my Dewalt 733 planer. The last set ran into few nails from my reclaimed oak, unfortuently i do not own a metal detector yet. (Really need to get one).

Scrounged around in the shop for rest of pieces i need for base assemblies. The base will all be oak.

I already had 4 pieces for legs roughed out. Needed pieces for 2 upper, 2 lower stretchers 2 bearer plates for each leg assembly. Also 2 long pieces for front and rear stretchers ( not part of original Sellers design but i think i want to add so i can have a storage shelf underneath, any thoughts yay or nay?) Also a chops for a legvice and an endvice.

So i fired up the planar

My shopvac powered dust collection is currently setup in the other shop and didn’t wanna drag it out. This building is seriously due for a good cleaning so i just let everything fly.

I then grabbed up my legs, in the rough. Cut from a couple reclaimed 6×6 beams. (Varied in size from a shade under 5” to just above 6”) I wanted to save as much material as possible but needed all to be same size. Ended up using tablesaw to rough rip all to 4.5×4.5”

Drug out my jack planes and got 2 sides square and jointed

One of my helpers, my soon2b stepdaughter.

Rough cut all parts down to within an inch of final size. Doublechecked for any possible nails ( not likely any but i have been fooled before) then took them back to visit the planar.

Legvice chop

And planed down to final thickness.

Barrel of oak shavings. Ended up filling 1 3/4 of them.

All parts gathered on my sawhorses.

A little more help from both the kiddos.

This was about all i accomplished, have been busy with redoing the plumbing in the house and tying up some more of my neverending kitchen remodel. (Future completed project hopefully)

Everything has sat for over 24 hours with very little attention being paid to it. Though i have done a few things so that progress hasn’t completely stopped.

Working on getting legs down from 36” to 29” ( finished height should be 28, were originally cut for Roubo )

And double checking all my measurements and that i have everything i need.

Endgrain of the top of my legvice chop.

I flipped my slab over and scrubbed a bit more off the top after supper tonight too

Ablee.ablee.ablee… thats all folks

For now…

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

5 comments so far

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#1 posted 11-06-2015 11:32 AM

Movin right along Tug, amazing you can make that progress while plumbing and all the rest !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 11-06-2015 12:42 PM

Your flying through this bench build, I’m tired just watching. Great work.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#3 posted 11-06-2015 01:39 PM

Keep it up bud. I think I would’ve died twice already.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 11-08-2015 11:10 PM

You’re gonna have that done in no time at this rate. Great progress Tug.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#5 posted 11-09-2015 04:43 AM

Busy busy busy. Good work Tug!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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