Wedding Clock #1: Milling Stock

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Blog entry by kenn posted 04-23-2011 04:15 AM 1271 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Wedding Clock series Part 2: Wedding Clock, The Start & Story »

This should actually be Part 2 of the series, sorry. After that swich, I’ll have the rest of them correct.

I have to start milling my stock. Here’s the stile and rails for the front and back of the clock. Photobucket
The sides are solid pieces that I’ll glue up later from 2 boards. For now, I’ve got work to do. Photobucket
I’m starting on a rail to get warmed up. Photobucket
Here I am checking to see where I am off. Photobucket
Now I’ll get it flat on one side. Photobucket
Next up is flattening one side of the stiles. Here is a progress shot. Photobucket
Confession time … I use a planer to bring the other side into flat and then skim the original hand planed side to take some off both sides to keep anything from twisting. Boy was my son pleased to get his picture taken for this blog … NOT! Photobucket
Here they are all lined up, looking pretty. Photobucket
I will hand plane each surface again, later, after the joinery. Then you and I will be only ones who know I used some electricity. I think of that planer as my 18th century apprentice who works hard for little pay.

That’s all for this time, thanks for following.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#1 posted 04-23-2011 06:41 AM

Nice start, you certainly didn’t waste any time getting going.

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#2 posted 04-23-2011 06:48 AM

Great start this should be cool. Looking at photo #4 it looks like your ready for lots of chairs too.

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#3 posted 04-23-2011 04:37 PM

Nice set of photos, Ken!

I can relate to the picture taking thing.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 04-25-2011 05:39 AM

Waiting for the outcome. Great start.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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