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A project in Maple #7: a PIP, and a tray?

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-06-2017 11:18 PM 350 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: A bottom framed, a puppy died, a lid done... Part 7 of A project in Maple series Part 8: Hinges, rails, and dovetails »

Well, catching up….trying to get this project done..sometime…

Got this all sanded down to 120 grit…and added a coat of amber shellac….

Still needs to have the hinges installed….

All squared edges were rounded over, using a spokeshave, a block plane, and smoothed out with the sander..
Hinges?

Well…they did make it ON to the chest…in a way. The Maple 1×1 and the 1×4?

The skinny one is to be a rail. The one by is to supply a second rail, and sides for a tray to ride on those rails..

Found an old rip fence….I cut the 1×4 down to the length I needed with the D-8..

Cardio for the day…Anyway, the rip fence worked great for a rip cut…not so great for resaw. Wound up almost freehanding the NOW 1×3 through….trying for 3/8” thick slabs..

Which were then cut to lengths…I also cut a slab of Poplar…

Then the handplanes came out….Poplar was 1/2” along one edge….3/8” thick along the other….Maple parts had a bit of wave to them, and saw marks…we have ways..

To flatten the Poplar, a cambered jack brought the high side down to match the low side..then the smooth plane could clean up..

There are 4 drywall screws holding things in place…just the heads of them. Set a bit below the thickness of the panels, so I would miss them when a plane goes by. Screws are in the bench, NOT the panels. Maple parts were just planed with the smooth plane.

Dry fit….needs a bit of joinery to connect the corners….bottom will get a rebate around all four edges.

Ok, Doctor Visit…Biopsy from the right forearm….Decided to just putter around a bit..
Laid out a few tools.
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There is a small dovetail bit laying there…used it to set the bevel gauge…one thing led to another…

Thought I do one corner, to see how these will look..

Will need a bit of fine tuning….maybe tomorrow, I can get the other three done? Arm was getting sore..time to quit

Maybe tomorrow, I can do a bit more? Stay tuned…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use



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lightcs1776

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#1 posted 10-06-2017 11:21 PM

It’s looking really good. Mind telling me what blade you are using in the Craftsman band saw? I get so frustrated with mine that I want to chuck it, but I won’t be able to get another one for a few years or more.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 10-06-2017 11:26 PM

3/8” 3tpi 80”......would like to get another 1/2” blade. Olson I think is the brand name. Do NOT get the sears blades…they like to break, and get dull way too fast…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 10-06-2017 11:28 PM



3/8” 3tpi 80”......would like to get another 1/2” blade. Olson I think is the brand name. Do NOT get the sears blades…they like to break, and get dull way too fast…

- bandit571

Thanks for the information. I think my blade is 6 TPI. That may be the biggest problem. They are Bosch blades, but the ones sold at Lowes.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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