Used up some scrap wood

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-11-2015 07:25 PM 608 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

just a quick little blog here…

Had some leftovers from a couple projects. Had a notched “keeper from a project that got side-lined somewhere down the line….Maybe spend a little time today.
Had some 1×4 Oak blanks….well one was, the other was a might bigger. Used the bandsaw to cut them to almost the same size, including an angle cut on the end. Clamped them up and a jack plane to make sure that they did indeed match each other. Set out the notched keeper and the two “sides” and marked a layout of sorts on some 1/4” pine plywood…

Had to go back and run the jack plane along the cut edges, Bandsaw just can’t seem th follow a straight line to save it’s….

Trimmed a pine 1×4 to length. Then used the jack to plane a bevel. Had to match where the back meets it. A few screws through the plywood, into the oak sides. Add some countersunk screws to hold the pine base, set it up on the benchtop, with a clamp to keep it there..

Something like this. After using a brace to find out where the keeper will sit, clamped it in place. A few screws and some Elmer’s and clamp it up. Test fit?

Now, the braces will sit, but they would fall over onto each other. Can’t have that, now. So, I made up a second keeper out of 1/2” Sycamore Barn wood. Forstner bit was VERY DULL! But, I used it to at least start the notches..then figured the bandsaw could at least cut curved items…and six notches were make. The second keeper will ride on top of the first oneand a bit lower down the sides.

Something like this. Used a couple countersunk screw and Elmer to fix it in place. Added three more countersunk holes into the base, and using a big clamp, set this till in place..

And loaded it up. had to displace a small belt sander to make room. Sitting behind the grinder, had to make sure it cleared the old Monarch vise, another look?

Little over an hour of playing with some scrap wood. Not sure about a finish..yet. May build some sort of dust cover, when I get some more scraps to play with..

Not a bad little project…..

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

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#1 posted 08-13-2015 01:24 PM

I do have some more scrap wood laying around. Also have a lot of drill bits for these braces

Soooo, I threw some tools out onto the benchtop..

Gave the Disston backsaw a good coat of candle wax on the teeth..

And cut some pins. Tails were down with the bandsaw. Chisels to chop away the waste…two corners done, two to go. Might get a case built for all them drill bits….

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

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#2 posted 08-13-2015 06:44 PM

Love that mallet!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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