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…
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