NOT your average screen door: Raised Panel work

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-14-2014 06:56 PM 1388 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, last episode, I was getting a center stile made. Well, after measuring three times, the dang thing still was short. Yanked it out of the door frame, used it to mark another board. THIS time, I held the new blank to it’s new home, and marked things out, and cut leaving the lines. I needed to cut a groove on both edges of the now center stile. Clamped it into the bench vise, and gave this old boy a work out

First a little hammer work to center the cutter. Might have had it a little deep, too. BIG curlie things shot out from the side of the plane. You have to start at the far end, and work your way back. When it no longer cuts, groove is done. Then flip over, and do it again. Kind of helps to go with the grain, too.

Ok new center stile FITS, need to make them raised panels. I’m sure a router bit can do this, but..I don’t have one.
After marking out the size of the panel, a circular saw was used. I am not going to hand saw THAT much off

Well, at least it IS a vintage one. Next, layout some lines for the bevels

I mark out a line 1” in from each edge. There is a stop line to show how deep to make the bevel, as well.

Clamp the board so I am pushing aginst the bench’s long axis, and using a #5-1/4 Junior Jack plane

I also go at an angle to the grain, less tearout. A low-angle block plane to clean things up, rotate, and do the other end grain end. Then set things up to do the long grain sides.

Then do the other side. Next, I need a rebate on the inside part of the panels. A #78 plane works just fine for this. Same routine, the end grain end first, then the long grain sides. Almost to a knife-edge

Then place both panels in their new homes for a test fit.

Still need to draw-bore the joints closed, and add some wedges. Top half will just get a rebate, done with a router and a rabbitting bit. Corners will get cleaned up with a corner chisel, IF I can find mine, again

To think, all of this is going to get painted…...

Next up? Maybe some assembly? Stay tuned

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

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#1 posted 10-14-2014 09:09 PM

You need to get yourself one of them thar board stretchers!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 10-15-2014 12:34 AM

I’m definitely staying tuned in!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 10-15-2014 12:57 AM

Git r dun bandit!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#4 posted 10-15-2014 05:24 PM

”You have to start at the far end, and work your way back. When it no longer cuts, groove is done.”
(slaps forehead) Now THAT makes sense! Thank you Bandit for explaining that bit of plane use!

-- God bless, Candy

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