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Kitchen Hutch, the start

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-03-2013 04:07 AM 762 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Ok. The “Better Half” decided she wanted a small “Hutch” in the kitchen. What can i do, except say “Of course I can”???

She found a picture in a magazine

and had me work up a “plan” to make one. Went out to Lowes to price a single board to build it with…..$26? For a 1×12 x 12’ PINE board? Hmmm

Today, was out on a Rust Hunt, and decided to price the same board at Menards…. $9.22 + tax? SOLD! Loaded the plank onto the van for the 40 mile trip home, into a stiff breeze no less. About an hour later, showed up at my house, with the plank still in place, and still in one piece

Amazing what a little twine and a single bungee cord can do.

Needed to cut the plank down into smaller parts, at the very least so I could take them downstairs to the Dungeon Shop. Some of the items from the Rust Hunt would come in handy, mainly a saw. Set up a “saw bench”

It is a might low to the ground. The plank is a nice fit right between the tires. Laid out some tools, and the first cut line

That little handsaw was part of the Rust Hunt hual today. 14” of SHARP cutting teeth. Framer square is older than I am. Both seem to work just fine. Got down to work by cutting the first piece

needed to make one of the side panels. I then cut out the other side panel blank, and a top shelf. That left me with a board just under 48” long. needed to cut two other shelves, so I measured 24” in each direction, and then split the difference

And stacked all the cut pieces against the house as i went.

Are they perfectly cut to size? Nope, just rough cut. I can fine tune as needed a lot easier when they are at least close to what I need. Ends need to be squared up, cut outs made, dados and tenons need milled. Hey, I got all day tomorrow off, I just might get some of that done. Stay tuned…

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



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#1 posted 05-03-2013 11:01 AM

Get er dun, pull out that wards master!

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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