and maybe another table to build?
Piled up the “supplies” on the bench. Found a couple other boards as well
A couple short 2×4s (legs?) and some assorted 1xs. Those long things in back?
Are a couple 3/4” x 6” x 120-1/2” planks of pine. Took the cleaned up 2×4 x36” out of the vise, cleared the benchtop of the rest. Placed the Gray 2×4 x 48” in the vise to joint both edges. Will do the rest of it after it is cut down to leg size. Used the cleaned up 2×4 as a prop to hold up a saw I also got cleaned up..
Millers Falls No. 1237. Fancy 1960s model.
Put the hacksaw up on an overhead hook, out of the way. Slid one of the LONG 1×6s over the bench, with the cleaned up 2×4 as a prop, again. Marked out 36” and marked a line. GrandBRATS were asleep, so, a handsaw was used to make a few cuts. Two 36” long planks came from the first long board, the rest of which had a nasty split to it. Cut a third one from the other 1×6. Ok, NOW I had three 36” long 1×6s to make a top, just glue them up, right?
Ah..nope. First, they got all clamped together
Then grabbed the longest planes in the shop, and “jointed” an edge. Then shuffled things around, re-clamping as i went
And jointed the other edge. Both edges were now straight as can be. Twas a bit late, so
Next day, rounded up about every clamp in the shop, and a couple pieces of hardwood scrap. Laid two pipe clamps on the cleared off bench. Laid the three planks on them, and adjusted the first two clamps to fit. Stood up the second and third plank on edge, and gave them a GOOD coat of Elmers. Laid them back down, and tightened the underneath clamps enought to raise a glue bead. Added a third clamp on top, halfway between them. Started to tighten things down….hmm, well a few extra clamps were needed
A 1×3 chunk of white oak, and a few finger clamps for this end. Not worried about the clamps digging in, breadboard edge will cover that. Plank were a bit cupped
Looked a bit better, now. The other end
Used a few other clamps, as the cupped part was a little worse. Caul is a piece of 1×4 Sycamore.
Well, I’ll let this cure for a while, and maybe work on a base, later. May wind up with some some of Kitchen Island? Will need a drawer, of course..
Stay tuned, here we go again…
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