Another pile of pine #6: Wrapping things up, I hope

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-12-2015 06:21 PM 1048 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, last seen, that Island Project needed a door installed. Boss brought home a pair of oversized hinges of brass plated slendour. Then we went back out and found a magnetic catch to hold the thing closed. First off, the installed door..

Plywood had bowed a bit, in the wrong directions. Block plane to shave a few spots. Tried the catch at the top near the knob….didn’t catch. Ok, we’ll try at the bottom. Got the magnet part on. and the plate on…..F style clamp to bring the two into some sort of agreement. Since the magnetic part was a bit proud of the edge, the clamp forced it to get along with the metal plate. At least it stays shut, now.

A suggestion was made about a place to hang a towel…$2 for a 7/8” dowel rod. Marked it for overall length, and where the notches would be. Notches? Might look a bit more “finished” that way. Takes a lot of…tools to make a decent towel bar, nowadays….

Mitre box and saw: Swapped out the LONG 22” saw for the Shorty 18” one. Finger clamp to hold the rod in place. Cut the rod to overall length. Then
Scrollsaw: Make a notch on each end, hopefully the match up. (Almost) Back to the Mitresaw:
Cut the ends at a 45 degree bevel. A 1” x 30” beltsander to refine the mitre cut into a more rounded look. Burn marks were an “extra” touch

Drilled a pilot hole on each end. Take the almost completed rod to the island for a test run….fingers were too fat to get a towel onto the rod. Back down the stairs we go…

Jack plane’s turn. Used a pair of screws to fasten the rod to the bench, don’t want it to roll around now. Jack plane to shave the backside of the bar. Then a block plane to refine the sharp edges to a rounder look.

Ok, back up the steps to the kitchen…painter(the Boss) was out of the way for a bit. Cordless driver to install one screw. Lined the rod up. First tried a level…..level with the floor, but not the drawer? Ok, level WITH the drawer, then.

I think it might just work. Still have the fine sanding to do on the island itself, and maybe get a coat of primer on today…...maybe? Kind of worn out from all them trips to and from the Dungeon…

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

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#1 posted 04-12-2015 06:29 PM

Yep, Bandit makin’ it work & gittin’ it done.
Your “never throw in the towel” attitude….
Has you a new place to store that towel!!!

-- 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 04-12-2015 11:55 PM

Great results. Bandit.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 04-13-2015 01:19 AM

And…...we have paint!

at least the first coat of white primer is on

Might need a second coat

Before she wants a seal coat added. May, or may not paint the towel bar, undecided right now….

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

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#4 posted 04-13-2015 11:46 AM

Nicely done, Bandit. Who knew a towel bar needed so many toys, er, tools to make!?

-- God bless, Candy

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