LumberJocks

What to do with a slab of Walnut...

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-21-2015 12:10 AM 1244 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I got four to mill down into …..something. Set up a plank on the bench, scibed a few lines. I wanted four pieces 3" wide, with whatever was left for other parts. I got four 18” long, and two @ 17” long. Two of the planks, including this one, are 5/4 stock. The other two are just 4/4 stuff.

Had the circular saws in from the trunk of the van, and took the larger one down to the shop…

I can keep it on the shelf until needed. Made a big mess on the floor, too..

A fine brown powder is all over the place. Laid the parts aside, and clamp one in the dogs and vise

Used the No. 7c Jointer plane for a while…whew, it did get a bit heavy, though. Made some decent shavings

But, after awhile, I had to switch to a bit lighter plane. Worked my way through all but one piece, and then stacked the mess up..

There is a long and short filler strip about 2” wide. There is enough for 4 leg/corner posts, and two pieces to fill in the end panels. Need to mill a few more boards before I can start to cut to finished sizes…sap wood will be included..

“Plan” is to be a small Hope Chest…..I HOPE it will be that, at any rate. I even had walnut sawdust in my hair!
Stay tuned, this is only the start…

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



2 comments so far

View Mean_Dean's profile (online now)

Mean_Dean

5049 posts in 2610 days


#1 posted 11-21-2015 01:10 AM

Looks like an interesting project—I’ll be sure to stay tuned!

-- Dean

View CFrye's profile

CFrye

8741 posts in 1303 days


#2 posted 11-21-2015 11:54 AM

I hope to follow along ;-)

-- God bless, Candy

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com