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Starting up a workshop the second time around. #7: The gentle art of persuasion

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Blog entry by David Kirtley posted 06-26-2010 09:03 AM 878 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Chop Chop Chop Part 7 of Starting up a workshop the second time around. series Part 8: Progress feels good. »

Well, the base is assembled. I will try to get some pics up to compare to the plans but it is real close. I trimmed up the tenons with a big honkin’ chisel that I use as a slick. Makes quick work of it. Grabbed a persuader (5 lb sledge) and a leftover block trimmed off the legs and discussed the relative merits of the shoulders of the tenons seating against the legs. Everything sits nice and solid now.

The only construction I have left to do is to pin the tenons and glue on the pad feet. Stick a fork in it. I flipped it upside down and lag bolted the top to the frame and have it marked out for the mortise to inset the vise.

I don’t know how far I will go in finishing it. I never intended it to be a piece of furniture so anything I will do for finishing will be purely for preserving and guarding against moisture. I might paint the base. I still have a can of bright yellow and bright red Rustoleum to coat it with. I will see how I feel about it once I fill the rest of the knots and spend some quality time with my random orbit sander.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/



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#1 posted 06-26-2010 01:14 PM

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#2 posted 06-26-2010 03:01 PM

I sense confusion from hobomonk.

This should not be.

How can we ease this confusion?

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#3 posted 06-26-2010 03:07 PM

Ahhhh!. So sorry, I did not put this in the proper series!

Hobomonk:

Mea culpa. Mea Maxima Culpa.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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