Nicholson Bench #3: Legs Ready

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Blog entry by mpmitche posted 11-04-2011 04:47 AM 5835 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Tonight I finished getting all the legs ready for joinery. I started by flatting one face and taking out any twist. Some of the boards were pretty bad. The second face was then planed parallel to the first by marking the thickness. I don’t have much of a bench now (hence the build) and working the edges is difficult. I have better luck doing that after the glueup.

After all 8 pieces were flatt on the faces they were glued together. Because the widths were not all the same I found the drawknife to make quick work of removing the bulk of the waste on the edges.

After the drawknife my #5 continued hogging off wood.

Checking for square as I worked help bring things in order.

And once it was close the #8 finishes things off. There is still some tearout but I’m not going to fuss with it on a workbench.

Finally I have four finished legs.

And I am now working on bringing the stretchers to 4S

-- Mike, Western New York

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 12:03 PM

Looking good.
Nothing like swinging that drawknife.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 11-04-2011 08:41 PM

Wow that’s funny. When I looked at the picture of the winding sticks I started lowering my head so I could check better how flat that wood was…then I realized my pc is not 3D. Nice work. It’s always fun to watch another galoot play/work.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#3 posted 11-05-2011 08:23 PM

Thanks for the comments, Mafe you are right about the drawknife I just started using one for the first time and it is my new favorite tool! RG thanks for the compliment that is the first time I know of being refered to as a galoot and I like it!

-- Mike, Western New York

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