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Radio Table #2: Waming Up Now

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Blog entry by William posted 11-15-2012 12:49 AM 1341 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you read the blog post from yesterday, I had a problem with glue adhesion.
This morning I disassembled everything. It all came apart as if there had been no glue on it to start with. Some of the parts did have that initial pop as the glue let go, but it was very clear that the glue had not done as it should have at all.

So, since I think temperature had something to do with it, the first step today was to get that shop warmed up. I went and borrowed a thermometer from the house. I really need to get one for the shop I guess. I made sure that it was at least seventy degrees at my work bench. Then before doing anything else, I glued up and clamped some scrap wood tegether. I took an hour long coffee break. When I unclamped the wood in an hour, the joint was as strong as I’ve come to expect from Gorilla Wood Glue. So I am convinced that the temperature was the problem yesterday.
So I reassembled everything.

Next I added stretchers. These help hold the legs squarely into the corners of the skirts. Also, these are what the horizontal surfaces of the top and the shelf will sit on.


Then I sanded. And I sanded a LOT.
I decided somewhere along the way today that I didn’t want any sharp edges on this piece. So I sanded every edge down to soften the edges. A lot of these had to be done by hand, like the underside edges of the skirts. Power tools, from my experience, just don’t do well on curved edges like that, so sand paper and hands are the only way to go.


Then I added some horizontal surfaces.
Now, some of my closest friend on this forum are thinking right now, ”William, someone has broken into your shop. There is something on one of your projects that doesn’t look like solid wood”
Before any of you call me worried about me, let me explain.
I have an idea for the top and shelf. This idea though is going to require a dead flat surface to glue to. This stuff you see there is some kind of particle board I get from a local company. It isn’t quite particle board, nor is it MDF. It looks more like glued up sawdust. Whatever this stuff is though, I use it a lot for my shop tables and such, and it stays dead flat. So it will work for what I need here. I would much more prefer some seven ply plywood, but I don’t have any and can’t afford any. So this will have to do.

As I said, I have an idea on these surfaces. This idea is still bouncing around in my head at the moment though. So as soon as I get all the details worked out on it, I’ll get to work on it.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/



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#1 posted 11-15-2012 01:11 AM

well when ya aint got the money you do what ya gotta do honey…lol…....i think by now you know what your doing, so im waiting to see what your planning on, im glad you were able to re glue it all and things worked out, so now you have learned something, as we all do all the time, were always learning…its a good thing…good luck with your plan..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 11-15-2012 01:16 AM

Thanks Grizz.
I hope I can work on it more tomorrow.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 11-15-2012 01:41 AM

Glad to see it is working out. Yeah, that ain’t a pile of firewood!!!

I had an idea, bouncing around in my head, once…..
It died of loneliness!!!

Anxiously awaiting the next progress report!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 11-15-2012 01:49 AM

Thank you Randy.
I will try not to disappoint.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 11-15-2012 01:49 AM

looking good william

glad you got it fixed
i knew you would

now we wait

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 11-15-2012 04:01 PM

looking good William,see you put another log in the fireplace ,your mother going to love her table looks like its going to be beautiful

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 11-15-2012 04:03 PM

one of these days when ever i get the money to come visit ,we,ll have to break out that pit behind the fire place and do some grilling:)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#8 posted 11-15-2012 05:24 PM

Thanks for the vote of confidence David.
Thank you too Eddie.

As for the smoker/grill behind the fireplace, Eddie, we do a lot of outdoor cooking.
I have that one, two turkey fryers, a double basket fish fryer. I recently got one of those oil-less turkey fryers, which is basically an outdoor oven. I have Coleman stoves and three different butane cookers. If all that ever fails me, or it’s too cold to be outside, I have all my cast iron that I use on, under and in the fireplace to cook.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 11-15-2012 08:16 PM

well with all of that cooking gear, you could feed every lumberjock with in a 500 mile radius…what time will dinner be ready…i figure i can make the drive, eat, sleep in your shop over night, head back home and be happy as a clam…lol….....is there work today…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 11-15-2012 11:23 PM

Sorry Grizz, I had a rough day and did not make it to the shop today. I hope I can tomorrow.

As for all the cook gear, we just love cooking out and before my health went south, we used to do a lot of camping. We still do when I’m able.
I am also one of those weird survivalists. I believe in being prepared for any situation. I have lanterns when the lights go out. I have plenty of ways to cook and keep plenty of non-perishables to cook. I keep at least a month supply of water on hand at all times.
Some call me crazy. You probably guessed though that they weren’t calling me crazy when most of the town lost power for two weeks after Hurricane Katrina. When most people were eating MREs, we were eating good home cooked meals. When most were hovered around small candles, we were playing Monopoly for entertainment with the house lit up bright enough people would knock wanting to know how we had lights.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#11 posted 11-16-2012 12:24 AM

you sound like your pretty smart to be ready like that, i also am the same way, ive got three 50 gallon barrels of water and like you many ways to light up the place, ive got several ways to cook if needed, but we have natural gas for everything, i like to have hot showers all the time, so a gas hot water heater ..but i understand about the rough day, had one myself, i have been getting epidural shots for my pain, but this last one i got didnt do like the others had, and now things are much harder to do..but like you i do what i can, hope you have a better day tomorrow…goodnight buddy

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 11-16-2012 12:28 AM

This is really lookin good. I like the whole design

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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