click for larger picture The challenge was to get these applied carvings off intact so I can apply them to the new rail: 1. I sliced the carvings and some of the wood from the old rail off with the bandsaw2. I put a big pot of water on the stove to boil with a fry pan splatter screen on top.3. I set the two carvings on the splatter screen in hopes that I could soften the glue and steam the backer wood off the carvings. After gingerly and patiently sticking a sharp pocket knive b...
click pic for larger view I was able to use the same block of wood that I used to form the front rail. I cut the front rail shape off center in hope I could make that work.The other completed laminations are in the backbround with the original piecesstarting to get excited about the joinery and reassemblyprobably ought to consider the refinishing of the rest of the original pieces firststill have to try to remove applied carvings from the original front railmy research says moist heat...
click pics for larger view Side rail lamination with dry rot side rails – stack of laminates for the other side rail sitting in front It just keeps getting better! [IMG] Old repair: Need to laminate a replacement for this old curved back rail next:
Click on image for larger view Okay, I couldn’t wait quite twenty-four hours. Cut to rough length, dry-glue clean-up and run through the jointer. There’s some small gaps but they will be covered with upholstery.
(As always – click on the pics for a larger view) I outlined the curve of the original front apron onto the wood block and cut the curves on the bandsaw to make the wooden form: My bandsaw blade was too dull to resaw the ash well and it started to wander, so I quit after a few inches. Rather than take the time to buy a good resaw blade and build a resaw fence/jig, I decided to resaw on my table saw using a featherboard to keep it tight against the fence. With two 1/8” ...
I built up some 2×12 material to make the blocks for the forms. I removed the webbing and springs. All four corner blocks came off easily One end of the front apron came out easily. The other took a little “coaxing” and the apron broke again in the process. There’s no way it not would have broken again if I had tried to patch it and put it back together. Here’s the front apron held together with spring clamps. It’s ready to transfer the outl...
Where’s my Camera Cord?I lost my camera cord about a week ago so I haven’t been able to post photos recently. So some catch up with pics… (Borrowed my sister’s cord). Kitchen…. Cabinets anyone?If you followed the cabinet making journey you have witnessed some of the madness behind our method. And this week I got to install them finally. The kitchen is stained and painted now… I stained the cabinets and trim then finished with dewaxed shellac and thre...
This project is a great example of the following old adage: “No good deed goes unpunished.” A while back I was at church on Sunday morning. During coffee hour my wife was saying things like “You remember John, don’t you?” while I was talking with a few people. A rather subtle approach, I admit, but it got me thinking. Maybe I’d better do something to offset the somewhat irregular nature of my attendance. I noticed that a small side table in the paris...
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Slow DownThings actually slowed down a lot during these weeks from our perspective, as the amount of work in the kitchen apperaed to be moving slowly. Plaster work and sanding are not exactly exciting. Lots of sanding. We spent time running around buying tile and so on. We went shopping….Our new (old) stove. It is tiny. One of the guys that they sent did a terrible job preparing the wood in the porch so when they stained there were evil sanding marks from the palm sander in many s...
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