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Just for Fun... #87: The Lid... (Part One?)

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 09-28-2014 02:38 AM 1727 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Mystery Project continues…
When we left off, it had the bottom added and the lid section cut away…

The idea here, is to make the “Roof” very similar to this, only properly fitted…

While Wood was being selected, a few minutes were devoted to doweling the corners and closing it up for good…
You may remember that the cut-offs were saved and they helped out a lot! Firstly for setting the depth for the dowel hole…

And then secondly, they were taped back in place, and allowed for the Lid to be level again…
The bottom, construction-wise, is done…


Time to make slats…

Unlike the Birdhouse, it was decided that it would be decidedly more Fun if the Slats were contrasting…
Some misbehaving Sapele was chosen… Because it had so much warp, it was halved, to try to lessen it’s twist…

The lighter Wood was going to be Maple, until the Yellow Heart came into the picture…
Since the Bandsaw only cuts up to 8” anyway, it was cut down to that height now… First thing mark it…

For Safety’s Sake on the little Table Saw, I prefer the fence to the left, with me standing behind it… This way, it operates more like a Router Table; i.e. passing the work past the cutter… To me it feels safer pulling towards the fence, rather than pushing into the blade…
And if the Saw wants to toss the piece, I’m not in the way either…
If that is controversial, I apologize! I know how heated Saw Talk can become…

Of course, for today’s slat-making, only the off-cut was needed… It’s length was halved to be easier to handle, and it was off to the Planer first, and then the Bandsaw (and then back to the Planer!) ...

Note the Warp of the one on the right!
Hope I get away with not needing that one…

This milling stuff takes a lot of time!
There is a good more to be told, but that’s it for now… More later! :)

27 September 2014

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.



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patron

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 02:55 AM

i’ve got a few controversial saw words to say

&$^^@(%$
(i feel better now)

other than that
this looks great

may need to change your name to
LOTACOPE soon
you are sure getting good at this
and the projects getting bigger and bigger

-- 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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#2 posted 09-28-2014 03:27 AM

Can I quote you on your Saw Thoughts David?
Next up, the “Proper Fitting”...

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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patron

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 03:40 AM

sure michael

you can quote me

but it won’t buy you
a cup of coffee

at least where i hang out

do you have a little room
with a curtain
for the
‘proper fitting’

-- 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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#4 posted 09-28-2014 04:24 AM

Looks like you are making good progress Mike!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 09-28-2014 12:31 PM

I’m amazed at all the great tools you have been acquiring and using lately Mike. It seems you have upped the ante quite a bit. Your project is getting more and more interesting as it progresses.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 09-28-2014 01:33 PM

That is a lot of work, Mike!

And as for the saw- what ever works and makes you feel safer.

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

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#7 posted 09-28-2014 03:50 PM

Thanks Guys…
I’ve been very busy and haven’t even been on the computer, let alone LJ’s…
Though I haven’t commented much, I continue to read of all of your exploits, although usually on the cell phone…
Mike/Stefang in particular: I enjoyed the heck out of reading the beginning of your Marquetry Journey! You play down your abilities and like to poke fun at yourself, but I have no doubt that you will master that skill too! Well Done!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 09-29-2014 01:00 AM

This is off to a great start. That table saw/ fence set up would be backwards for me but whatever works for you!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 09-29-2014 12:24 PM

A very nice write up Mike, I’m not in conflict with your method, (everyone has their own way of doing things and it’s not my place to say other wise) but am just curious though as to how you are you able to grasp the wood to pull it toward you on the saw?

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#10 posted 09-29-2014 06:13 PM

With a wide board like the one here Randy, I was able to splay my fingers out on the flat of it… while it was balancing in the middle…
When it was extended over either side, it was either pulled with thumb and fingers on either side of the fence or supported from below…
In other words, any which way I can my Friend!
But I do go through “dry runs” of cuts like this first… To make sure I’ve got safe handling and also to make sure nothing is in the way (which is usually the greatest danger in my Shop)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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