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That OddLots Ad #10: A tale of three tasks to do

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-14-2018 02:35 AM 300 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Face frames, a start is made Part 10 of That OddLots Ad series Part 11: Short day IN the shop »

I set myself three jobs to do today…the second end panel needed a rebate made, to house the plywood back. Once that was done ( task #1) I could install both end panels onto the “mainframes”, and get rid of the clamps holding things together. (Task #2) and finally, needed to build a pair of frames to use with a drawer, and install those (task#3)........Got the rebate milled..

Unclamped the panel, set it in the leg vise, use the Wards (Stanley)#78 to plane the rebate….made a mess on the floor, too…

All of this, from ONE rebate? OK, Task #1 is done….already soaked, and sore….not in the best of moods, anyway.

Task #2…involved attaching said panel to the frames….mainly 3 screws in the middle, between the corner blocks…drill a pilot hole, drive a screw, repeat. Had C clamps to hold things still….barely. Had to flip this mess over…and do the same for the bottom frame ( cussing level is about..Paris Island, Day #1)....Oh, and rotate this mess around, so I could work on the FRONT of the case….Crowded enough in the shop, without doing that…

Oh, and set it so I could get past it…..Ok, Task #2 done…..Could not get to either mitre saw….something big was in the way. Went and dug out an old, folding mitre box..call GEM…

Because for Task #3, I needed to cut a bunch of parts. Used both a Disston D-112…and my joinery Disston #4…
tenons were cut on the bandsaw,,, nothing real fancy..

And, parts is parts. Mortises for the first frame were chopped, frame glued up, with 2 nails in each joint….set it aside, for now..

had everything ready to go, to make the other frame..

Decided it was time for a Gatorade Break….
After break, got the second frame done. Before I could add the kicker to it…I needed to drill a few holes, two on each end, and counter sink them…THEN I could install the kicker. Clamped the top rail of the face frame in place, needed to place the bottom edge of the kicker flush with the bottom edge of the rail…once that was set, a combo square was set for depth, and the frame was screwed in place..

Hammer was used to “fine-tuned” the frame’s location. Kicker is to keep a drawer from tipping down, when you pull it out a bit far. Had a blank for the drawer front….clamped it into place…

This was actually the first frame made, of the two…..2” screws had run out, needed to counterbore the pilot holes on this frame. Blank allowed me to mark the bottom edge of the drawer, which will ride on this frame. Then I could remove the blank, use the square to carry the top lines across the panel…heavy lines, so I could see them.
Again, hammer to adjust where the frame was, got two screws on the right side installed…left side was not setting in the correct spot, nor stay there when I did move it there….grabbed a screw placed it in the pilot hole…one hand for the frame, one for the hammer..as soon as the frame was in the right spot, a tap from the hammer stuck the frame in place..then I could hit it with the impact driver.

And that was Task 3..4 hours IN the shop. Must be getting slow. set tomorrow’s tasks in place..

Have to bring one Ash 1×6 x80” plank to the shop….have the rest of the faceframe parts to mill, and start the joinery on Might be an all day affair….
Stay tuned..

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#1 posted 09-14-2018 03:51 PM

I’m still here, and hanging on till the finished project is done….Lots of joinery involved in this one…..Keep going, and I’ll stay tuned in to see the final results…..!!

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

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