Planner marathon or Saw dust-a-palooza

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Blog entry by T. D. Reid posted 03-24-2012 12:20 AM 1284 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last three days I have been doing nothing but running the planner and joiner creating eight 30 gallon bags of saw dust and I still have another days’ worth left. The big question is what to do with all of that saw dust? My father told me to ask the high school baseball coach if he wants it. I guess that they used to put it on the in-field to absorb the water after it rained. I will let you know what I find out because I know that we all have problems getting rid of saw dust.
I have 95% of the parts for the new bed square and planned down to the correct thickness. Now I have to cut them to the correct width before I start to make the legs and cut the stiles. Once again I am going to use the 45 degree lock miter bit on the legs that will be 3” wide and 50” tall at the head board and 30” for the foot board. The rails are a walloping 1” thick and hold stiles that 5/8” square with a beefy cap that is 1” thick and 6” wide. I have been very selective in what the boards look like and rejected about double what I need to build the bed. I want it to be as close to perfection for my wife as I am capable of getting too. Being selective has left a lot of cut offs and boards that I have decided to plane and square now for later use on the two night stands that I am building next.
Short and sweet close out for the week! Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#1 posted 04-06-2012 03:41 AM

Hi Todd good blog. I bought the same plans but I did my own design for the end tables (posted on my welcome page here). I will be making the King version because we have a King now. I have that locking Miter bit and had to make a few test runs to get the hang of it the first try was red oak and it was a mess so I went to some soft maple and got it right. I would like to see the post when its done I also ran a thick screw driver down each seam to burnish it. Worked great.

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#2 posted 02-14-2013 03:27 AM

I use my maple shaving to smoke fish. Eight bags might be a little excessive tho!!!

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