Hello again folks, the next step was to plow some groves in the stretchers and posts of the head board.
The old Stanley #45 was the weapon of choice for this stage of the project which is a lot of fun to use.
Here I am with the tool in action! In my head I look much cooler doing this.
The first challenge I had to overcome was the lack of a plywood sized cutter. As you are all aware ¾” plywood is slightly undersized so I had to use the next size down and then pair away the rest of the waste by hand.
So first I plow most of the groove out.
Then use the sweet gauge I got from the swap as a cutting gauge to begin to cut out the rest of the waste. Here I used progressively deeper passes.
Next I undercut it with a utility knife.
Then with the same knife I score deeply down the gauge line. This almost cuts the whole piece free but it takes a couple more passes.
No project is complete with out an error to fix! I got a little to aggressive chopping through a knot that was inconveniently in the way of my groove. But a little glue and blue tape and its like nothing happened. :-)
So here we are with some groovy rails!
Next to grove the posts to accept the sides of the panels. This was a similar process but with a couple of minor difficulties. I set the rails in the posts and marked the exact location of the groove. The problem arises when you connect the dots and your line is not perfectly parallel to the sides.
The solution was to plow the grove down the middle and pair away the rest of the waste by hand as above but without the benefit of being able to use the marking gauge.
The plow plane gets most of the groove but can’t fully reach the back part so I clean up that part with the router plane.
On the couples that were not paralleled I had to use my chisel on its side like a side rabbet plane. I need me a side rabet plane! For next time of course.
So here we are with everything grooved up and in perfect alignment ready for the panels!
Thanks for watching! Questions and comments are welcome.
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch