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Operation Holtzapffel #3: Lumber Acquired

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Blog entry by Damian Penney posted 03-05-2008 06:20 AM 1175 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Cutlists Part 3 of Operation Holtzapffel series Part 4: Time for a trip to the sharpener »

Made another trip to PALS for the rest of the lumber, and seeing as my lumber rack isn’t wide enough most of it is on the floor or just propped up at the moment. Here’s all the 8/4 stock waiting to be butchered.

Lumber

I ran all my stock through Cutlist Plus and here’s what it came up with, not too much waste which is nice (and I’ll use whatever is left over eventually anyway)

Lumber

You can click the Cutlist Pic for a bigger view. Some parts are doubled up because I need to glue them up for final thickness (like the legs).

So now I’m all ready to start some actual work :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso



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GaryK

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#1 posted 03-05-2008 07:33 AM

Now you finally get to the fun part, huh?

I like the way you greyed out everything but the lumber.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-05-2008 08:01 AM

My enjoyment level is usually U shaped; I love the design and planning phase where anything is possible and I figure out how to actually build the thing, then after the initial fun I usually hit a point where it’s taking way longer than I expected and I just want to finish the thing. Eventually I see the light at the end of the tunnel and then it’s an easy ride to the satisfaction of another completed project :) Posting the final project to LJ is also a highlight these days too.

Without the greying the lumber would just get lost in the noise :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 03-05-2008 08:06 AM

You are right about that U shaped thing. I like the figuring out how to do it part. I can think about things
for weeks and months before I finally settle on something. Even than it’s subject to change.

Starting the actual work is the hard part for me, but once I get going there’s no stopping me.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 03-05-2008 12:31 PM

Nice start Damian.

Ditto Gary’s comments from me as well. I agonize over trying to iron out the details before finally just diving in and doing it.

Keep us posted on the progress.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-05-2008 01:32 PM

Ditto the ditto, I do the same. I agonize [more like fretting] over trhe details for months sometimes, maybe even years! But then it’s time to start chopping some wood. For me the work might be stalled because of some other honey-do or the need to do yard work or whatever… But there are weekends where I get to work on “my” project, sweet! I had one last week and it was lovely. I shortened tenons to final length, cut the kerfs for the wedges, sanded the inards of the cabinet base and the weather was fabulous. Ahh, it was heaven. So keep at it and get to the other side of the “U”.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#6 posted 03-06-2008 02:14 AM

So, you’ll be using 14 pieces that are 2 7/8” wide for the top? Is that right? Trying to get a feel for that program…

Does that include some extra? How wide will your top be?

So – the beauty of using cutlist, is that it figures out where to make your cuts on the stock at hand??? Then do you select the boards based on grain orientation, figure, and what have you?

Can’t wait to see more!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#7 posted 03-06-2008 02:29 AM

I’ll be using fourteen pieces that are 1 3/4” wide x 2 7/8” thick x 72” long which will give me a top 24” x 72” x 2 7/8” thick. The layouts are such that I can add extra to trim due to the waste, but you could figure that into the parts list if it was real tight.

It knows about grain orientation but obviously not which boards are nicest, but you could split things up so you give it the nice inventory for one assembly and then the rest for the other pieces and go from there.

You should give it a whirl it’s pretty fun, and it’s a free download (but you can only add five different sized parts)

I didn’t add in any extras… expensive enough as it is, I’ll just have to measure thrice and cut once :)

I’ve just cut a bunch of parts, about three of four of the boards I think, and hope to get a little more done tonight. Definitely giving my miter saw a work out :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#8 posted 03-06-2008 06:52 AM

Thanks for the clarification -

How did you do this evening?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#9 posted 03-06-2008 08:50 AM

Ummmmm :-)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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