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A project in Maple #3: Another glue up, with problems

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-24-2017 02:47 PM 371 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Thought I could get another glue up done…..

Like before, I milled a few tenons. Shoulder cuts on the mitre box, cheek cuts on the bandsaw. That shoulder plane helped tune a couple tenons…

Got out the old mortise jig….It was set up for these 3/4” thick rails. Chopped the center mortises in the rails…stiles are 4/4 thick, had to re-adjust the jig…..to chop a few mortises…

BTW, Dog holes are an excellent way to keep chisels from rolling off the bench. A few test fits….

Wasn’t all THAT bad….one panel seemed to be a problem….should have fixed it here..but…..

Went ahead and glued it up, anyway…...was getting in a rush, I guess….bad idea.

There was an almost 1/4” gap between a rail, and the stile….seemed the panel was a bit…off. I went back to the shop to check on the glue up…....wasn’t happy. Out of the clamps it came. Hammer to knock the stile off. Panel ripped out of the assembly…..Framing Square to check…..one edge was way off. Gap was from being 1/8” too long at the top, and 1/4” too long at the bottom of the panel. Other edge was square? Hmmm…Bandsaw to remove the offending part. Plane to re-do the bevel…..re-assemble the thing, with more glue…set aside to dry..

Look Ma, no gaps!. Hate re-dos. Ok ( BTW, Gap was in the lower right corner) Since all but one clamp was still on one of the end panels….might as well work on it..

Planes and squares, and Jigs. Square showed the panel needed trued up. One of the two boards was a bit thicker. Band saw to square the panel up, that #5c jack plane to level the faces out… It also hogged most of the waste off the bevel…

Then a #4c to get the bevel close. Followed by the “smoother” #4. Got the edge to where the test piece would slip fit….

Flip the panel over and make a “back bevel” like this. I could run the smooth plane around a lot easier..

Got one end done, rotate around to do the other end, as I do the end grain edges first.

Figured I had enough “fun” for one day….both ends were done. Will need to adjust the jig to hold the panel to where I can bevel the edge grain sides. Maybe today?

Maybe then, I can figure out the frame to house the panel? And…not have to re-glue it…

Stay tuned….

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