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That OddLots Ad #2: Starting up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-07-2018 11:47 PM 331 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: What the boss wanted... Part 2 of That OddLots Ad series Part 3: 1st panel glued up »

Ok, these were hauled to the shop…took a couple trips..

All five needed to be cut down to around 41” long..leaves a bit to trim on the ends when done..

Marked out a cut line, trying to get the “best” of the board IN the 41”...the rest will be on stand-by for smaller parts

Worked my way down the stack…each board was set up on a pair of scrap pine boards, and the a clamp to hold them all still, while I cut the excess wood off….

As much as I like my handsaws…this wasn’t the time for them…I also snapped a couple lines, after I had found the chalk box..

Thinking that the bandsaw could at least follow the blue lines? Wrong…it followed ( or tried to) the grain….wavy cuts, like it was afraid to even get any of that blue on it’s blade…

Ganged the two parts up….and tried the #8 Jointer..It was just hopping along, hitting a high spot, now and then.
Got out a jack plane, to bring those high spots down a bit, so the jointer could plane the entire edge…

About time this fancy plane saw some real action..

Yes…it IS a jack plane. Once it was done, a few full length passes with that HEAVY #8 to get a straight edge.
So, now I have four 1×6 x 41”s for two panels….ends of the cabinet. The two narrow boards are fillers to be glued between the 1×6s

Used one of the narrow boards to mark a straight edge on each of the 1×6s….then decided to lay out one panel..

back was hurting..decided to take a break, for a while….all four 1×6s will need their edges jointed, in order to do a glue up…

Stay tuned….

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



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lew

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#1 posted 09-08-2018 12:39 AM

That’s a bunch of boards!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 09-08-2018 02:32 PM

Looking like you’re making some good progress on the cabinet….I’ll be keeping up with your postings to see how this turns out…..Stellar job so far….!!

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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