Like Qbert says, "@!#?"

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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 01-11-2016 02:33 AM 694 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thankfully todays glue up did not inspire a case of shop induced turrets.
Like Qbert says, ”@!#?”

It is not often I use more than half of my clamps. Years back I would use them all up in a day and be left needing more. Today I used up a bit more than half and I was hoping to get to more, but time ran out. I have the bench legs and top slabs glued up. The split is milled and has a bit more before it will get glued up too.

To start the day out I made a set of cauls from a 2×12 to glue up the larger slab.

Dry fit everything to make sure it was going to work.

Then it was time to ”@!#?” glue it up ;)

I have used a roll of 24” craft paper for years and it was getting to its’ end so I ordered a 36” roll. It is 1,000 feet long. I will no longer have to tape two pieces of paper together when I am working up a blueprint for a chair.
It also works great to protect the workbench when gluing up. Then in the morning it works well to get the wood stove going. If it weren’t for my mistakes I would freeze to death.

I then used my mortiser to mill a sill for the dogs to rest on and made a test dog to try it out.

Worked like a charm, or I guess a dog.. No, wait my dog is lazy. It just worked well.

Then I pulled out a piece of 8/4 walnut and laid out for the legs. I was hoping to get 5×5 legs, but I settled with 4×4. I just couldn’t see burning up that much more lumber and milling for another 1”.

I think you guys were saying yesterday I needed to use more ”@!#?” clamps.
How’s this?

I don’t know why these guys just don’t get along.

Makes for some good entertainment.

That’s all for today, take care everyone. Thanks,

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 01-11-2016 11:47 AM

Brian, Jorgenson, Bessey, and thank you for your advertisement. You’ve got it going.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#2 posted 01-11-2016 04:40 PM

That’s a great start to a fine finish you got going there.
You’ve got some nice looking helpers there.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 01-11-2016 05:11 PM

Lots of work going on, Brian. Love the shop dog vs bench cat staredown. :-)

Just an FYI for anyone, a fellow woodworker that works at a sign company gave me a roll of backer that gets peeled off the plexi material they use. It feels like a sort of vinylized paper. Works like the craft paper, but is easily reusable. I’ve been using the same piece for over a year. It’s starting to get a bit worn and torn, so I need to go back and grab a couple more pieces.

Don’t know what it is actually made of, but I’ve been using it underneath glue ups and absolutely nothing sticks to it. Glue, finish, stain everything just pops off. It’s been a great addition and since it’s waste at the sign company, they’re extremely happy to give it away.

Here it is rolled out over my bench during a glue up. You can see the sheen from the plastic/vinyl layer.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#4 posted 01-11-2016 05:14 PM

Thanks for the tip, hope it helps someone. You can also go to your local fabric shop and buy a couple yards of 10 mill clear poly-vinyl that works great too.

-- Brian Noel

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#5 posted 01-12-2016 12:51 AM

Hmmm, I have some of that clear poly-vinyl. Never thought of using for glue-ups and bench protection. Great critters pic!

-- God bless, Candy

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