Laid out a few junkie boards.
Well one was junkie, anyway. Pretty, ain’t? Needed to scrub away the junk on the outside, so I could at least see where I was cutting..
Little scrub plane was taking too long, so I got out a slightly bigger one
Clamps might get in the way on a cut, so a couple 2” long screws to hold it in place, for my saw to do a rip cut
I ripped a blank off the plank, turned the plank around to the other “good” side, and ripped again. I was left with two long 2×2s. I figured I could get four 19” long legs out of those blanks. Clamped two sawn blanks in the “vise”
The goal here was to plane away anything that didn’t look like a leg. Actually, I had a single side full of saw marks, and three sides that were mighty rough
I would run a few planes along the faces of the leg blanks until i got things smooth and almost square
Anything from that big scub plane #5, a regular #5, a wider/longer #6, down to that Millers Falls #8 smooth plane. A look at the group, and the legs
next, I cut down an old waterbed side board, into two 36” long planks. I had to work on the “glue joint” a bit
To get the two existing Rabbets to match each other. I also modified my “bench” a bit. Seems that my pipe clamps are too long to sit there and clamp the top up. Grabbed a forstner bit that was larger than the 1/2” pipe, drilled a couple holes through the bench’s sides. Passed the pipe through the holes, and started to clamp up a top
The top wanted to bow up a bit in the middle, so I added a couple “Cawls” on the ends. Waiting now on the glue to cure out. Next time? Need aprons cut, mortise and tenon joints made, etc. Stay tuned…
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