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.
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